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  1. I tried it on one of them, Brenda - soaked it overnight, but there was still bleeding where the red is crocheted onto the white. It did make the other white brighter. Patty
  2. I always use cold water. And I've blocked several multicolored doilies with no problems. Since I had no trouble with the first doily, I wonder if it was just the old ball of thread that I used. Still, that doesn't solve this problem. I definitely can't sell it at a bazaar, so I guess I'll just make two more, using a different ball of thread. Good thing it's an easy pattern. Thanks for your response!
  3. Boo hoo! I've been making doilies for the bazaar and 3 of them have red and white in them. When I starched them, one turned out just fine. So I put two of them in the starch together - different day and new starch solution. And boy did they bleed! I must have used a different ball of red thread (a donation). I've crocheted for years and have never had this problem. I did some googling and got some suggestions, but thought I'd check here and see if I can get better ideas. Most of the suggestions were for BEFORE I soak it in the starch. I've read about vinegar to set the colors, hydrogen peroxide to take the red out of the white, but the way this pattern is created, it won't work. I'm at a loss. Shall I chalk it up to experience and make new doilies?
  4. Hello all - I've lived in Washington State for two years now, and prior to that raised four children in Fort Collins CO. Then they moved and most of them are here in Washington state - so when I retired I moved too. I've been crocheting for over 50 years, as well as knitting. I prefer crocheting because it's faster for me. I've made afghans, booties, stuffed animals, doilies and lots of other things as well. I'm involved in making things for the Senior Center in our town and really enjoy it, especially since I have more time for it.
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