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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.

If you turn the doily it has a different look:

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!


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


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

thread size
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.
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 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 I want to crochet a pansy doily...I just need another 24 hours in my day...LOL!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful doilies!
Merry :)

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