Veronika Rohrhofer

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About Veronika Rohrhofer

  • Birthday September 21

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  1. I have used my handwritten notes from 2015 (when I first tried the 3D pattern by reversed engineering) to make this doily with black Gütermann sewing thread C Ne 50 and my TULIP hook size 0,35mm. I have made it several times since, always a little different to improve the outcome. I have also crocheted an extended version and this time I did also changed the last round,. I am still not happy with this (my own) pattern as I would like to publish it in my book. Here is the new black one and also the extended version in cream Gütermann sewing thread C Ne 50.
  2. After ages of using Gütermann sewing thread I have made this oval piece as a present for my sister in law. I hope she will like it when she comes back from her Cruise. May be I will make it in sewing thread for myself.
  3. Some local dignitaries attended the opening ceremony. I can also report that male guests admired my exhibited work! I don't have any pictures of the various arranged color isles and the showcases myself as the reflection of the glas was too bad with the camera on my mobile phone. Photos were taken by some Austrian newspaper photographers and will be published along with an article in the next few days. I managed to get hold of a few pictures taken by my brother which I am attaching here. Only one of my sewing thread motifs table centers is being displayed and one lady said: I thought it was made of plastic (I consider this as a compliment). Of course I was wearing my 600 motifs sewing thread shawl which wone first prize at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney this year. Now I am being referred as an "Artist" which I think, doesn't mean much in my country.
  4. My crochet exhibition will be from June 22nd until September 8th, 2018. The opening for this exhibiton takes place on June 21 at 18:30 hrs. Sorry, this invitation is in German only! Do wish me success as it is the first one for me and also with this topic. Einladung zur Ausstellung am 21. Juni 2.pdf
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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:
  10. 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:
  11. The smallest ones take me a day and for the others between two and four days.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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).
  15. 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.