Thursday, July 2, 2009

National Treasure — Angeline H. Crichlow

This article was originally published in 2004.

Angeline Crichlow was an inspirational tatter. She was also a wonderful tatting designer and author of many tatting books.

Angeline lived in Carmichael, CA and was the fourth generation in a family of tatters. Sadly, she died in 1997.

In her hard cover book, Let's Tat, she tells of watching her mother tat and hearing tales of her great grandmother Margaret Robinson (1827-1890) tatting. Margaret Robinson was an immigrant of Ireland into San Francisco in 1854.

Some of Mrs. Crichlow's books are still available from her daughter Jeani Crichlow-Weick.

Although it is now out of print, Angeline's hardback book, Let's Tat, is a must have. Let's all encourage Jeani to reprint it for the next generation of tatters.

Who would you like to see in this space? E-mail or leave me a comment with your recommendations.


LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Is there any contact info for Jeani so we can send her our "encouragement". (o:

Fox said...

Good idea.... It would be a nice way for this tatter to be remembered and appreciated by fellow tatters.....

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Fox's copy of Angeline's book just arrived at my house today. I've already read the first 50 pages, and I love it! Did you ever find out anything about a re-print of the book becoming available?