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    Posted 6 months ago

    ho2cultcha
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    Not sure what to say about it. it's just a colorful doily i found in the free box yesterday. i like the colors!

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    1. keramikos, 6 months ago
      ho2cultcha, Cool. :-)

      Definitely crocheted (as opposed to knitted, tatted, or woven).
    2. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 6 months ago
      Beautiful! And free!?
      I framed several doilies to better display them and protect them...they get lots of attention. Yours would be a great one to frame.
      I’m amazed that anyone can create things so lovely and delicate looking from thread.
    3. Celiene Celiene, 6 months ago
      What is the unsolved mystery here?
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 months ago
      the unsolved mystery is why does it bother you so much Celiene? i just look for more info about pieces, that's all.
    5. keramikos, 6 months ago
      ho2cultcha, Maybe Celiene doesn't want to see another post end up in the "Unsolved Mystery" boneyard. };-)

      In looking again at your doily, I count about eight different colors of crochet cotton. There's the white (or perhaps ecru/natural) of the joinery, plus three solid, and four variegated colors used to make the little floral motifs.

      That's quite a few different rolls of crochet cotton. I wonder if the maker was just using up remnants from other projects.
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 months ago
      thank you keramikos. that does make sense - sort of an end of day doily.
    7. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 6 months ago
      There are many crochet thread options that are variegated or rainbow colors on the same spool or ball of thread. Those types thread are used to make the bi-colored or tri-colored flowers.
    8. keramikos, 6 months ago
      Watchsearcher, Yeah, one of my all-time favorites was Mexicana:

      https://www.yarnspirations.com/gb/red-heart-classic-crochet-thread-size-10/144.html?dwvar_144_color=Mexicana

      I was always tempted, but oddly never followed through. I did once make a purse out of red, yellow, and blue crochet cotton, done in stripes, using plastic rings crocheted over ala curtain pulls, and then joined together as the shoulder strap, and a covered marble as a flap closure mechanism.
    9. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 6 months ago
      Keramikos, I can see why Mexicana is a favorite....Wow! Great color combo, very bold! Do you still have that purse? It would be an interesting family heirloom for your descendants to come across decades from now.
      I should have paid more attention to my Granny’s crocheting and asked her to teach me- regrettably, I failed to do that.
      Crocheted doilies are fascinating to me....little works of art made of thread!
    10. keramikos, 6 months ago
      Watchsearcher, Nope. I have exactly none of the (many) crocheted purses I made.

      I do have exactly one picture of the aforementioned red, yellow, and blue purse, taken by somebody else in their home, and judging from the length of my hair, it was probably taken in 1972 or 1973.

      I do have a few other crocheted cotton pieces I made, as well as a tablecloth made by my grandmother (the real crochet queen). I suppose I'd better get that heirloom tablecloth to family who have offspring.
    11. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 6 months ago
      Keramikos, I, too, had the lengthy hair down to or below my waist in the 70s. It required a lot of effort- shampooing it in the shower so as it to tangle it too much, rolling it on those plastic rollers-my arms stretched to the max to start the ends of my hair around the rollers-then sleeping like that with the rollers pinned together creating a helmet-effect. But the result was a fluffy Farrah Faucet hair-do. Whew! Years of that and now my hair is shorter than my 18 year old grandson’s.

      A few years ago, my ‘baby-sister’ (close to 50 now), mailed me a doll I made for her back in the 60s.
      That’s the only example of my sewing skills from way back then-cloth doll, dress, bloomers, shoes, braided wig. I packed it away with a note for my descendants; I hope they appreciate it. :-)
    12. keramikos, 6 months ago
      Watchsearcher, Yeah, I only got my hair cut three times when I was growing up: before kindergarten, after sixth grade, and after HS graduation, so hair length is a fairly reliable way of dating my childhood pictures.

      I don't think I saved any of my machine-sewn projects, but then I was never any great shakes at that particular handicraft.

      Hi, ho2cultcha. Sorry about high-jacking your post with reminiscences. I'll stop now. };-)
    13. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 6 months ago
      Ditto. :-)
    14. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 months ago
      no problemo!

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