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mathwizard
06-07-2009, 11:27 AM
I finished this doily just recently. It is made with perle cotton threads size 5. I started it as a cal with a friend. She made the leaves. I made pineapples and more. It is my creation and I have copyrighted it.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3602/3584577067_c45cdef787.jpg?v=0

If you turn the doily it has a different look:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3632/3585382870_2b37c47943.jpg?v=0

MGM
06-07-2009, 08:24 PM
Good for you! That's lovely! I love the bright colors, the wavy edges, the 3 dimensional yellow flowers and the pineapples in the corners. I am a huge fan of pineapple doilies and have made more than I can count.

You should be very proud of your creation!

MGM

mathwizard
06-08-2009, 06:57 AM
I am , Thank you! I have been creating small doilies but never anything so large. It was fun and I am planning the next one. :cheering:

catlvr
06-08-2009, 09:13 AM
Beautiful!!

PamJ
06-08-2009, 10:05 AM
Your design and colors are so lovely! Size 5 perle cotton is nice to work with. That gives me hope to make a doily! I haven't had any success with the tiny size 10 threads.

melmac51
06-08-2009, 04:51 PM
Very pretty!

mathwizard
06-09-2009, 08:30 AM
I will say that I think whatever you use should be something you enjoy working with. I use size 5 thread because I actually took some of my embroidery thread which is cotton perle and has softness and lots of sheen and used it to make the doily. It can be a bit more costly but I like trying new things. Special doilies are created with special threads. I have discovered that you can't always get the thread with the qualities you want so I go to other sources such as my embroidery threads. I am making a doily with Cebelia thread wich is really nice to feel and has a sheen but not as much as the embroidery thread.
Creating is a process of you and the materials. So have some fun experimenting! I made this Christmas tree using Cebelia and I am trying to decide whether to leave it alone or add something like a rose to the top of the tree.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/14579997@N05/3610829836/
Thank you for you comments!

PamJ
06-10-2009, 05:38 PM
Very good point about using threads you enjoy working with. When you mention embroidery thread...do you mean the standard DMC floss? Is that size 5? I hadn't thought of crocheting with that, but you'd have a world of colors available. I also have a TON of it and can't use it to cross stitch now because of poor vision.

I really love the Christmas tree! Beautiful symmetry.

mathwizard
06-11-2009, 07:50 AM
When you but the embroidery thread label look and you will see a three or five on the label. That is the size thread meaning in thickness. Three is really thick and I have used that only once to make a doily. I used size 10 up to size 30 thread but after that I find it is like sewing thread. I even tried using sewing thread with three different colors as I have seen doilies using it. Way to much for me right now. I prefer seeing my thread and not trying to do it with a magnify glass. I know people who do use one but my eyes are good!

merryknitter
06-11-2009, 08:33 AM
Amazing! Love your work...I have done a little with crochet size 10 thread...mainly bookmarks...there is a free pattern on Ravelry for a fan bookmark, by crochetroo...that is what sparked my interest in trying out the thread...plus I want to crochet a pansy doily...I just need another 24 hours in my day...LOL!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful doilies!
Merry :)

OffJumpsJack
06-11-2009, 02:09 PM
When you but the embroidery thread label look and you will see a three or five on the label. That is the size thread meaning in thickness. Three is really thick and I have used that only once to make a doily. I used size 10 up to size 30 thread but after that I find it is like sewing thread. I even tried using sewing thread with three different colors as I have seen doilies using it. Way to much for me right now. I prefer seeing my thread and not trying to do it with a magnify glass. I know people who do use one but my eyes are good!

When I was younger I made a doily with a variegated #10 thread. I posted a picture here in the crochet section (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=89135&highlight=doily).

One of the projects currently on a hook is a doily in white thread. Since I didn't have the size 10 I used two strands of size 20 thread.

I can't imagine using a single strand of #20 thread (or smaller) to crochet anything.:oo:

mathwizard
06-11-2009, 04:19 PM
I have made a snowflake which I just remembered out of size 30 thread. Was fun! Beyond that I can't see using smaller thread. I have just taken up tatting and it should be interesting using maybe smaller threads. I am not sure at this point as I am using both a hook and I hate to say it a shuttle which I hung up years ago with my mother. It was way too difficult but now I am for giving it a try after I use the hook. A lot my friends don't like the smaller size threads because it is difficult for them to see. I don't like the idea of using a magnify glass around my neck even though I do use one occasionally for needlepoint but it hooks onto my stand which I use.
I am up for a challenge. Jack, I looked at your doily and it is beautiful. You know you can substitute yarn to make a doily if you don't have the thread. Lace yarn would give the same results.

mathwizard
06-11-2009, 04:26 PM
I found one of these doilies when I was surfing last year. I drooled a lot as they are beautiful.
http://www.yarnover.net/patterns/doilies/kunststrik/index.html
The one they refer to as peacock feathers is at the head of my todo list at the moment. Members I want you to be aware of one thing these patterns are beautiful but they are knitted doilies!

OffJumpsJack
06-12-2009, 01:44 PM
Those are beautiful doilies at YarnOver.com

Have you looked at http://www.hassdesign.com/ by Hartmut Hass? I just seem to remember doilies taking me a long time (of course I was about 10 yo then). ;) That is was the only site I had bookmarked for doily designs.

I admire and appreciate the intricate flat designs of doilies. I am stunned by 3D textured and sculpted crochet work (like flowers on a doily).

mathwizard
06-13-2009, 07:30 AM
I have Hass Design bookmarked. I bought their special one time and sniped all the patterns that the membership gave me. I have ordered a couple of runners from him for my hope chest. I like his designs but I don't do very much filet work because a mistake there can have way too many repercussions and my kids call me the frogg queen as it is, lol!

wezyus
06-16-2009, 12:42 AM
superb n lovely

mathwizard
06-17-2009, 08:33 AM
Thank you!

PerfectWife
06-17-2009, 11:19 PM
Cool!!! Very nice!
I just imagine if it could be a pillow it would be nice to see it on the sofa.
Really nice work!