Veronika Rohrhofer

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About Veronika Rohrhofer

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  1. I have made this pattern over and over again but for the first time I have used Gütermann sewing thread C Ne 50 and my TULIP hook size 0,35mm. I like to compare the outcome of various thread sizes. For the doilies in the picture I have used Elisa thread size 20 in ecru, DMC thread size 80 in ecru and Gütermann sewing thread C Ne 50 in cream.
  2. This table centre consists of 400 "Blue Hills" motifs and measures 77 x 77 cm (30,4 x 30,4 inch). I have used just a little more than two 800m spooles of Gütermann sewing thread C Ne 50 in cream. I consider to put it on the glass table in my guest room.
  3. Brenda, my blocking board here in Australia is also "auxiliary". It is a Styrofoam lid from a box, which I have covered with kitchen roll paper and cling wrap. If I have something bigger to block I put two boards together. If I block a doily with a new pattern I draw a circle of the approx. size with a pencil on the kitchen roll paper and cover it with cling wrap and block it on my Styrofoam board. It is ok to share my set up!
  4. This is how I block my Guetermann sewing thread (C Ne 50) doily when I have one with the same pattern made before. I use Hoffmanns liquid starch and brush it on the newly blocked doily having a cling wrap between the two doilies. I remove the excess starch with a tissue paper and I preferably let it dry in the sun or over night.
  5. Last night I have attended the Preview Evening for the Royal Easter Show 2018 in Sydney and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I have won Standard of Excellence again with my three Guetermann sewing thread C Ne 50 doilies. Furthermore has my motif sewing thread shawl also won a first prize and the sewing thread doily in a frame offered for sale has surprisingly won the second prize! Here are some pics of my entries and the for me very successful event:
  6. I am still busy with a motif table centre but from time to time I want to crochet a doily. Here are some which I have made over the past couple of month:
  7. The smallest ones take me a day and for the others between two and four days.
  8. I have used variegated yellow Guetermann sewing thread C Ne 50 for these doilies. I think I like the last one best and I will be making some more with this pattern and the variegated yellow Guetermann sewing thread - as presents.
  9. I have experimented a little with this simple vintage motif using Guetermann sewing thread C Ne 50 in white and blue and my TULIP hook 0,35mm. I cannot make up my mind which version I like best.
  10. I have made this motif doily with Guetermann sewing thread C Ne 50 (100% cotton) in a pale yellow colour. The size of this piece is 36 x 28 cm (14,2 x 11 inches).
  11. I have finally finished my Guetermann sewing thread (C Ne 50) shawl with "Snowdrop" motifs a couple of weeks ago. I have made 600 motifs and surrounded these with a simple border. As I will use it as a shawl I did not block my work but ironed it instead.
  12. I have made these two doilies with Guetermann sewing thread C Ne 50 in white and my TULIP hook 0,35mm last week. Would like to wish all members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
  13. Here are some more doilies which I have made with Gütermann sewing thread C Ne 50 and my TULIP hook size 0,35mm.
  14. Thank you, I am honoured! I hope that I can have an exhibition in my home town in Carinthia next summer or later. Must have more than a hundred sewing thread pieces by now. I have started with the sewing thread in January 2015 and only recently I have started to frame the pretty ones. I don't know yet, if I ever will sell some as I would rather like to see them hanging somewhere in public. I have given away a few small ones lately.
  15. I have made a few Gütermann sewing thread C Ne 50 doilies since I came back from my holiday in Hurghada. All these patterns come as graphs from old German crochet books. With the sewing thread I use a TULIP hook size 0,35mm.