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Veronika Rohrhofer

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  1. I have used Gütermann sewing thread C Ne 50 for this motif table center. Alltogether I have made 1225 little motifs. This piece measures 85 x 85 cm (33,4 x 33,4 inch).
  2. I have made quite a few new Gütermann sewing thread doilies in variouse colors lately.
  3. I had the pleasure of receiving the pattern as a pdf-file from Mrs. Jeannie Kious, the designer of the "Grape Hyacinth" . I have made her written pattern with a TULIP hook size 0,35mm and Gütermann sewing thread C Ne 50 in gold. This pattern has 26 rounds and measures 19 cm (7,5 inch) in diameters.
  4. Here is a photo of the doilies I made lately to be given away. I might use this pic in my English book I am working on.
  5. You cannot imagine how excited I was when I found out that my "Delicate Crochet Table Center With 484 Motifs" was displayed in the Standard of Excellence cabinet. 2019 I have been awarded twice with the first prize and Standard of Excellence for my work.
  6. I am very excited about the fact that this year again my delicate sewing thread doilies have been awarded with Standard of Excellence and 1. Prize at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney which opens this Friday.
  7. My book "fadenkunst" in German is on the market now. My first and only presentation in 2018 will take place in my native town in St. Andrä im Lavanttal on Thursday, November 29th. This is the invitation:
  8. With this post I only relized that you have used sewing thread! I thought you have thaken crochet thread size 50! Well done! I buy the fine 0,35 hooks online in Germany at: kloeppelkiste.de
  9. It is petty! With crochet thread a size 0,50mm hook is perfect. If you would take a 0,35mm hook you would break it in an instant (I made this experience a few times and I also ruined some, which fell on a hard floor! I never have any problem with the Gütermann sewing thread C Ne 50 (100% cotton) which of course is much finer than any crochet thread (DMS, ELISA, ANCHOR etc.). In some of my previouse posts you can see the size differences regarding the outcome of a doily.
  10. Hi Marti, had to make this doily in thread size 20 as it was a present for my sister in law. She wanted something compact for this big oval table which she could just push aside when the table is not used by the whole family including myself when I am a guest in their house! By the way here is one of my latest, the pink whirlpool centerpiece done with variegated Gütermann C Ne 50 sewing thread in the colour of gold-beige-brown. The doily has 53 rounds and measures 27cm (10,5inch) in diameters. My book "fadenkunst" is now available on the market and I will have the presentation of the book in my native town in St. Andrä.
  11. Dear Marty, I am honored by your comment, but what the hell do you mean by "The heresy!"?
  12. I am very happy to let you know that my book "fadenkunst" will be published by mid November. If there will be a demand for English, I hope to be able to translate it by summer next year. The title will be "thread art" and much of my work is shown inside as well as my graphed pattern of the cover doily. COVER-rohrhofer-2018.pdf
  13. When I crochet a doily pattern like the one in the pic I love to play with a variety of colors. So far I like the middle one best! I have used Gütermann C Ne 50 sewing thread and a TULIP hook size 0,35mm. The size of each doily is 17 cm (6,6 inch) in diameters. Will be making some more because they are a nice little present and the size is perfect for a DIN A4 glass frame.
  14. Barbara, this exhibition was very successful. I displayed about a third of my sewing thread work. People were admiring my work but nobody wanted to attempt to also use the sewing thread. I posted a few photos in a separet post.
  15. Thank you! I graphed the pattern of the purple one (3D doily) for my book "Fadenkunst" wich will be published in German soon. Will translate my book into English ("thread art") later on.
  16. I have made a few more Gütermann sewing thread doilies recently.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. 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.
  25. 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:
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