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home_mama
« on: April 23, 2005 11:47:15 AM »

Hello!
My first time crocheting with thread. I definitely learned that it's a completely different bear than crocheting with yarn!
My great-grandma was a master at crochet. She made ornaments every year for family members.
My favorite was her snowflake ornament.
So I found a pattern, and went to work.
I made many mistakes in the beginning; it's so much different to crochet with the smaller hook and thread, but by the end I had the hang of it.
I found the pattern at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6340/sflaker2.html .
I stiffened it with a simple cornstarch / water solotion (on stove, couple teaspoons cornstarch, slowly add some water (maybe 1/4 cup or so), stir contstantly while it boils for about 1 minute. Mixture will become transparent as it cooks. After cool, dip & coat snowflake. Shape & Allow to dry on a towel. You can store extra "stiffener" in .)
Add a ribbon & it's a great holiday gift!
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OxMonkey
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2005 01:54:17 PM »

That's pretty
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aliciahawkings
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2005 05:10:31 PM »

That's really great! Thanks for sharing the tip on starching the snowflake. I thought I'd have to fiddle around with pins and blocking board. This Christmas I'm going to try the towel!
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Lyndseybird
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2005 05:14:02 PM »

that so great!

was working with the thread a pain?
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2005 07:07:57 PM »

 Cool
hey my mom made some of those a few years ago! they;re great aren't they?! like when you think of making an ornament you run the risk of having something look really bad.......i know.... but these are sooo cute!!!  Kiss Kiss Kiss
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2005 07:13:11 PM »

My best friend makes one for me every year to decorate my gift.  I collect them now and believe they have "magical" snow bringing properties, so I hang them in my windows each year!
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