Get an illustrated step by step tutorial at this website.
Friday, March 21, 2014
When you are making a shawl, you need to finish the edge with some type of decoration. Lace crochet and picots were popular. Some shawls had curly-ques on the edge and others had fringe. Standard fringe requires cutting individual strands of yarn and latching a certain number of them in each stitch desired on the edge of the shawl. The technique pictured below is another way of creating a fringe using single chains. To my way of thinking, it is much easier and creates a more finished edge. The fringe can also be created and sewn on garments. Godey's Lady's book has a photo and similar directions for this craft. The tutorial below is much easier to follow.
Posted by Frontier Women's Living History Assn. at 2:24 PM