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  • Birthday 10/01/1968

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    Terje Rye Korsvik
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  1. Thank you ever so much all of you
  2. I’ve visited that web site a few times now, and they do seem to have an impressive variety of interesting thread types I wish I had discovered crocheting decades ago — I could have had time to explore some of those. However, I do have six-cord crochet cotton balls in the finest of sizes to last a couple of lifetimes, so I’ll stick to those 😅 And more on their way... This time 8 balls of your American Thread Co’s Star Crochet Cotton, size 100, in white
  3. Will do — and likewise
  4. That’s true! Everything has to be so efficient these days. For me the process is more important than the result — at least at the stage where I am at the moment. I enjoy the finished doily, but am always looking for a new one with interesting twists and challenges before it’s finished. The advantage with doilies is that almost every new round brings with it something new and interesting. Not just the same back and forth... I wish that I knew what crocheting was at 12, but — it’s never too late I’ve used finer yarns for hairpin lace, that’s also fun to make. Perhaps even wi
  5. I’m trying to convince members of a Norwegian crochet group that thread crochet isn’t harder than ordinary crochet... How come elderly women here wouldn’t dream of touching a size 20 crochet thread when they have no problems sowing the finest Hardanger with the finest of sowing needles? I seriously don’t get it 🤔 I have some success as I mail a few of the members the occasional 50, 60 and even 80 ball Somehow most crocheters appear to have an irrational blocking of some kind? Someone must sometime have convinced the entire crocheting population that thread crochet is impossibl
  6. Vintage pattern — “White Sapphire Doily” I believe it was called. I’ve downloaded and printed lots of pattern books from around 1900 +- a few decades. I have no use for doilies, but they are so fun to make and give lots of practice with the needle and thread. Tonight I began on a doily called “Women’s Day 1933” in a 150 thread 😅
  7. How interesting I went over to your Etsy to have a look. Makes me happy that you appreciate vintage patterns and use them. Those crocheters of the past represent a cultural heritage that is close to impossible to take care of today, as the kinds and sizes of thread they were using no longer are in existence... Makes me sad. I buy all six-cord crochet thread these sizes wherever I find them at whatever prices as they have become almost impossible to come by. These days I mostly crochet doilies written for size 30 using sizes 150 and 200 😅 Far from perfect, but loads of fun and l
  8. Hi It seems to be the very same story here. Absolutely nothing wrong with yarn or the thread sizes you mention, but I wish there were finer ones still. I’m not ever sure it has been produced anywhere since the 1930s? I recently read somewhere about some Italian crocheters in the 1910s that had six-cord cotton mercer-crochet thread specially manufactured in size 250. I believe 200 was the finest according to some standard until they stopped making finer than 100..? Guess change of fashion or modern textile machinery is to blame..?
  9. Hi all, I’m a relatively fresh crocheter, but am totally hooked. Discovered this phenomenon on Youtube Christmas before last, and there hasn’t been a day without a crochet needle in my hand since I’m left handed but never seem to have to think about that. Doesn’t matter really in the world of crocheting? I have discovered that fine thread crocheting seems to be my thing. Aspiring to be able to make my daughter, 9, a dress in Irish crochet lace some time in the future.
  10. Thank you so much for welcoming me DMC Cordonnet special size 100 is still made in France and sold here in Norway in two whites and ecru. I’m relatively new to crocheting as I discovered it Christmas before last at the age of 51, so I nearly panicked when I got a few balls of 40 for my latest birthday in October. However, I liked crocheting with it and soon bought DMC c s in 60, 70 and 100, but was still looking for something that made more delicate results. Vintage patterns suggested the existence of 120, 140, 150 and 160, so I was thrilled when I came across quite a few balls
  11. What an interesting forum For some time I’ve been trying to find out when DMC, J&P Coats and other manufacturers of fine crochet thread halted their production of 120, 150, 160 and 200. I use vintage 150 from both of the above mentioned companies and 200 from the latter, but I’ve now idea as to their age. The quality is still super. Does anyone know?
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