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My first thread doilies.

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After learning to crochet in June with the help of youtube, I bought a little thread doily book and decided to have a go.

 

Here's my three attempts, none are blocked as I haven't really got to grips with that properly yet, so this was straight off the hook.

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I really enjoyed doing these alot.

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very pretty! Be careful thread is addicting. I don't always block my doilies unless they are very bad usually a little tug and foldiing like a pie work for me and i have never starched or stiffened a doily. I like the fluidity of unstarched thread

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Very nice :applause

 

For small doilies like these, you can block them by dampening them and pushing them into shape on a countertop. Bigger doilies don't need to be starched, but I prefer to block them; I've found the designs 'pop' better, and stay that way, if you wet block them by pinning them out, stretching them just a bit. They are still soft and drapey if you pick them up, but they lay out nice and flat.

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Those are sooo lovely! I'm scared of thread~how are you liking it? I think it's the ending off and securing that has me nervous... GO GIRL! :)

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Thank you all for the lovely replies, it's really encouraging. :yes Thanks as well for advice over blocking. It's so helpful to me as i'm pretty much clueless :think and I appreciate you taking the time to reply. :hook

 

Titus2woman, honestly thread is lovely to work with. I really enjoyed it alot, although you do need to practice a little to get the tension right after working with yarn.

I had no problems weaving the threads. I don't know if that's because I'm used to working with really fine metallics etc (I cross stitch) but it really was ok, not a problem.

Why not get a little thread to try and just dive right in, I bet you'll be glad you did! :yay

 

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Those are beautiful!

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Very nice!

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Good start! :clap:clap:clap Welcome to the Thread Addicted Club :lol

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Very pretty! And probably just enough to give you the doily addiction bug. That's okay though, it's a good bug to have :)

 

Gena in GA

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All 3 are nicely done, your getting there. great job......You got to get them blocked would love to see them again. yep~

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I like working with thread better because the pieces are usually smaller and can travel easier. I also find it a lot cooler to work with during the summer, crocheting an afghan in July and August can give you heat stroke!!

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