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TrK

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About TrK

  • Birthday 10/01/1968

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
    Terje Rye Korsvik
  • Location
    Norway
  • Favorite hook type
    Steel
  • Favorite hooks
    Tulip
  • Crocheting since...
    2019

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  1. PM me your address and I’ll send it tomorrow or Monday
  2. Veronica, your work is AMAZING and highly inspirational for a newbie like me. I have lots of UK-made J&P Coats balls size 150 and some 200; could I send you one of the 200s? Would love to see you work with that thread 🤗 They are not perfect but close — and the thread very solid. I just wash my doilies and motifs thoroughly when finished.
  3. Now we are talking fine thread! There’s almost no limit as to what I’d pay for a case of size 250 and 300 Appears to be four-cord(?), but none the less. By the way; I asked Tulip in Japan if they did know of any manufacturers anywhere in the world that make six-cord in sizes finer than no. 100, mercerised crochet thread, but they didn’t:(
  4. Hey, that’s my favourite, too — the 0,35. For size 150 I use the 0,40. I’ve never considered using anything but thread made for crochet as, well, it isn’t made for crochet, I’ve got more than enough balls these sizes and life’s too short. However, perhaps I should give it a go? The sizes 120, 140 and 160 are hard to come by. Did 180 ever exist?
  5. Come to think of it, the 1930s are close to a century ago 🙀 Time flies! There are quite a few patterns from that decade and earlier that use the finest sizes, but I’ve never seen a pattern using finer thread than 160. Hmm 🤔 Working with those sizes works fine and is lots of fun. The photo shows one of the doilies I crocheted using size 200 thread. We need to make more delicate crochet popular again
  6. Yes, seen that — love that kind of work, delicate Wish many, many more crocheters did this.
  7. True, ecru and whites seem to be to only option in finer than 80. Just ordered an 80 Lizbeth in black to try. Never tried that brand. I’ve got lots of vintage tatting six-cord in bright colours and variegated ones; they are sizes 70/80 I believe. Now my problem is finding the coarsest ones. I found 3 and 10 online here in Norway. The ones in the picture are: 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 150 and 200. Not too happy about the motif, so I’ll be crocheting small Irish rose-doilies instead — with hooks from the same brand and not like here with the ones I happened to have at hand.
  8. Summer is here and so are my children. That means close to no crocheting, but then I got an idea. When they have gone to sleep I crochet one or two of the same motif, but in different sizes of six-cord, mercerised crochet thread. An interesting, little project. So far I’ve crocheted it in sizes 200, 150, 100, 80, 70, 60 and 50 and I’m working on one in 40 right now. However, there is a considerable gap between sizes 100 and 80 — has there ever been a size 90? I miss the rare 160, 140 and 120 — and has there ever been a size 180? In the days to come there are sizes 30, 20, 10 and
  9. Thank you ever so much all of you
  10. 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
  11. Will do — and likewise
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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 😅
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