There is a man from Andhra who we call 'The Laceman'. The Laceman brings an assortment of crocheted products to my mother's house on his bicycle. He only asks you to take a look at what he has, you needn't buy but you know at the end of the half hour spent on the verandah looking at cushion covers and table cloths you will end up buying.
Over the years my mother has bought for herself and for us beadspreads, tablecloths in assorted sizes, runners and doilies. Each piece is exquisite.
The last time I was visiting my mum The Laceman came calling so I decided to buy a runner to giveaway on my blog in appreciation of the craftmanship and skill of the women of the West Godavari region in Andhra Pradesh.
The handmade ecru coloured crochet runner in the picture is there to be won by one lucky person.
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what crochet means to you.
The giveaway is open until the 23rd of August.