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Old 06-11-2009, 02:09 PM   #11
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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.

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.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:19 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:26 PM   #13
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beautiful doilies
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/doi...rik/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!
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:44 PM   #14
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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).
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:30 AM   #15
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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!
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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!
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