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« on: July 03, 2013 06:23:51 PM »

I've been meaning to post this for a while. This is my first doily. I made it as a late Christmas present.  It didn't flatten out so nicely, I'm sure it's a tension issue.  I spent between 24 and 30 hours on this piece.  I'm pleased with it, even if the tension is a little off.

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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013 06:52:53 PM »

Nice.  I've never seen a pattern with the open pineapples like that.  It reminds me of peacock eye feathers.  I understand how those doilies look small, and the first rounds are super quick, but then they take an amazing amount of time to finish.  Be proud of yourself for persevering.  I'm no expert, but I would suggest trying the next larger hook -- the stitches do look quite tight.  
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013 10:15:31 PM »

Lovely design. Well done for persevering to the finish.  I also like the peacock feather effect.
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013 12:48:49 AM »

Lovely designs! Beautiful embroidery work.

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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2013 06:24:13 AM »

It is a beautiful design, and you did it very well. I agree with dulcet - I think it would have been a good idea to use a slightly bigger hook.
  Have you blocked it? It could help on the flattening (is that the right word?). But it is also lovely as it is, so you should be proud.
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013 08:25:37 AM »

It is gorgeous... I love the pattern. I agree with the others - a larger hook probably would have helped. If blocking doesn't help it lay flat, you could perhaps back it with a color that would contrast nicely, and turn it into a round throw pillow? The stuffing would puff it out and it could still be displayed. Just a thought.

It really is lovely! (And where is that pattern from?!)
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2013 10:58:20 AM »

Oh, it's beautiful!
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Brookie5686
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2013 09:13:28 PM »

Thanks for all the suggestions.  Grin  I did block it and it helped flatten it out a bit.  If I do one again I'll definitely go a size bigger with the hook. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2013 09:15:42 PM »

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It really is lovely! (And where is that pattern from?!)

I found a book of doily patterns at Jo Ann fabrics and it was in there.
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2013 02:30:40 AM »

Oh my that is lovely! I am always in awe of those who can crochet doilies. That is an amazing design for a first time. I could never do it. I can't wait to see your other doily creations.
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