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Lisa_H-Town
12-14-2007, 01:06 AM
This is a WIP of my first thread crochet... Not perfect, but enough to show me that I love it... You will also see my stab at a homemade way to hold the thread! But it works VERY well!!;)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2234/2109492117_cb605e2f6e.jpg?v=0

Newfygirl
12-14-2007, 06:14 AM
very pretty - job well done!

PamJ
12-14-2007, 09:44 AM
That is beautiful! I bought a steel hook and perle cotton to try a fan bookmark as soon as I finish up two knit projects. You are giving me hope, if this was your first project with thread. GREAT idea to hold the thread!

marykz
12-14-2007, 10:48 AM
looks great!! there are so many beautiful patterns out there- enjoy!

dmknits
12-14-2007, 01:02 PM
Looks very nice. :)

Riss
12-14-2007, 01:21 PM
Gorgeous!

I look making doilies.. I just wish they had a more practical purpose. Mine are just kind of sitting around.

I usually use a full 2liter of soda to hold my thread (just plop it on top of the bottle). It allows for spin, and yet it can still be worked easily and quicky. :)

Mariblue
12-14-2007, 02:11 PM
That's beautiful!

ritaw
12-14-2007, 03:28 PM
I think that is so beautiful :) Nice job !

EssenceRose
12-14-2007, 05:53 PM
that is great!! I've only done the fan bookmarks. It looks like a lot of hard work and effort went into making that. Tell us more about that cool little system you have rigged up for holding the yarn! :)

Lisa_H-Town
12-14-2007, 06:26 PM
that is great!! I've only done the fan bookmarks. It looks like a lot of hard work and effort went into making that. Tell us more about that cool little system you have rigged up for holding the yarn! :)

Actually, I am surprised at how easy it is!! Although I will get a sore pinky from trying to squeeze the cr*p out of the tiny thread... but I put some athletic tape on, and that stops me....:)

Holder: I took a 100 CD spindle, put the foamy things on the bottom then the clear protector on top of that (cuz there's ridges on the bottom, and it helps to elevate it above the lip of the spindle). Then put an empty papertowel holder, so the thread will sit in the middle with no friction when it needs to come of the bottom of the spool ....

I didn't decorate or anything, because I didn't want any marker, or paint to wear off onto the thread. (Everything was in with the CD's except the papertowel tube.)

I have the CD's in the top cover that came with it right now, but once they are used up, I am thinking I can use that to cover the thread... my hooks fit nicely inside the papertowel tube... for safekeeping. That's it... I was pretty proud of myself!;) I am not very clever when it comes to that kind of stuff!!

Hope I made sense!

Lisa_H-Town
12-14-2007, 07:04 PM
I look making doilies.. I just wish they had a more practical purpose. Mine are just kind of sitting around.

I have one from my great-grandmother... and that is what has caused my interest... the tiny-ness of it all...

anyway, I will use them under lamps, candles (in containers, of course) etc. To protect the wood and glass of my furniture.... I have had stuff scratched soooo many times by sliding something to dust or just put it in another position!

mhansen
12-16-2007, 06:23 PM
Beautiful.

lprajogo
12-26-2007, 11:41 AM
Very pretty!

mathwizard
12-29-2007, 08:30 PM
Your doily is very nice but don't limit yourself to thread. I made a couple of collars which I love making and one is made out of thread and the other is made out ot sport yarn. 4600446005

Lisa_H-Town
12-29-2007, 08:49 PM
Very Nice, Mathwizard! But, excuse my ignorance, what do you do with them?

I am fascinated with thread... I have seen such gorgeous items! There is a beautiful pattern I saw from a lady at crochetville that would probably be better with sport yarn tho! Unless, I wanted to drive my self crazy! Thanks for the tip!

mathwizard
12-29-2007, 08:58 PM
I wear them with a turtleneck or dress up an outfit.

knitrageous
12-31-2007, 06:34 PM
Very nice! My grandmother used to crochet with thread that was as small as sewing thread. She made doilies for my kids when they were born and had them framed. I also saw one stitched into a wire ring and hung up like a suncatcher. It wasn't one of hers but it was pretty. She made small ones, like just the center, and made coasters. I saw on a knitting list how they were taking doily patterns and making them into afghans by using big needles and bigger yarn. You could try that too. Some would make beautiful throws. Keep up the good work!

bjc1050
12-31-2007, 08:35 PM
Very pretty!

Lisa_H-Town
01-03-2008, 05:38 PM
I saw on a knitting list how they were taking doily patterns and making them into afghans by using big needles and bigger yarn. You could try that too. Some would make beautiful throws.

That sounds interesting! Thanks for the suggestion.

knit2btied
01-09-2008, 04:38 PM
OMG That is beautiful work! What kind and color is that thread? I love it!

knit2btied

knit2btied
01-09-2008, 04:41 PM
Your doily is very nice but don't limit yourself to thread. I made a couple of collars which I love making and one is made out of thread and the other is made out ot sport yarn.

Those are pretty, Mathwizard

knit2btied

Lisa_H-Town
01-11-2008, 01:39 AM
OMG That is beautiful work! What kind and color is that thread? I love it!

knit2btied
Hi! Sorry for the delay...

I used Aunt Lydia's Cream #10... it kinda hurt my "feeder" fingers because of the stiffness/coarsness, and looked up different threads to use on a different forum... but once I was done, I was pleased with the way it turned out, with out having to starch it... maybe I just need to work up a "resistance"... kinda like when you push your needle through your knitting, and it hurts at first, but then not so much.

You may already know this, but it appears as though there are almost as many "threads" out there as there are yarns! who knew??? :shrug:

I have bookmarked a couple of on-line suppliers I have learned of, and will order different varieties to check out... I love this...:heart:

PamJ
01-11-2008, 11:50 PM
That's interesting about the variety of threads available. I don't see many in the craft stores. Can you share any links you like with us?

aztec_judy
01-13-2008, 11:27 AM
there is many variety of crochet threads really out there .
the sizes range from size 3 to size 80 (I have heard of size 100, but have NOT cked that out yet) ..
just remember : with the threads : the larger the number the thinner the thread ..
the steel crochet hooks : the smaller the hook the larger the number it is.
OKAY !!!!!!!!!
Check out the aisle that you get your size 10 - Aunt Lydias or Royale thread at . those tiny little balls can be used for crocheting and tatting ... OK ..
check out the cross stitch threads alot of those can also be used for crocheting
and you CAN crochet with just regular sewing threads also !!!

I have made granny square earrings with sewing threads .. really cute ..
you can also make little icicles with it, or even tiny swirls as earrings with it also .. very cute and a variety of colors and varigated colors.

Lisa_H-Town
01-15-2008, 01:30 PM
Yeah, I haven't ordered on line yet, ... from what I have read, these are the places I will check out, becuz they (see below) say variety is pretty limited in the retail places:

Peaches & Creme (http://www.elmore-pisgah.com/)
Coats and Clark (http://www.coatsandclark.com/)
Herrschners (http://www.herrschners.com/DMC.aspx?pc=23031621)

I got the info from a forum topic (Favorite Thread) at crochetville that has some discussion/opinions about the different types/brands etc. I thought is was pretty helpful, but not sure if it would be tacky to link to it. PM me if you want it.

Since this is new to me, I am reading whatever advice I can find!;)