5 rules to rock crochet this summer

“Crochet seemed to evolve from the hippie movement of the late ’60s” says fashion historian Laura McLaws Helms, whose book Thea Porter: Bohemian Chic (V & A Publications) debuted last month. “It was a step back into the craft movement, which was a reaction to the Cold War, the commercialization of America, and the mass market that happened after WWII. A lot of people were into making their own clothes, evoking simpler times. Then, it became more of a trend.” So bring this trend into your 2015 wardrobe by following Jessica Bumpus’ simple rules. Read more