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    Getting excited about the holidays...

    Thought I'd share a few pictures of the items I've made for a Christmas display at our loe alcal museum. Thread crochet is another "passion" of mine. The Santa sleigh was a challenge and I'm very excited about it's outcome. I can't wait to see all the different displays this year.
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    Wonderful---such talent, loved seeing these

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    Wow, what lovely work! My sis used to love crochet... I remember using a sugar/starch mixture to shape the rippled edges of some of her doilies.

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    Lovely crochet decorations!

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    Beautiful designs and spectacular work! I have a crocheted angel that sat long enough that she needed cleaning up. Now how to "restarch" so she stands up again. What do you use for stiffening these items?

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    You do beautiful work.
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    Nicely done. I was never that talented with crocheting.
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    Wondrful crochet artistry! That sleigh is exquisite.
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    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! I truly impressed with your crocheting ability. Beautiful!!

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    How beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by illinois View Post
    Beautiful designs and spectacular work! I have a crocheted angel that sat long enough that she needed cleaning up. Now how to "restarch" so she stands up again. What do you use for stiffening these items?
    Hi illinois! I use a mixture of Elmer's School Glue and water. About half and half. If you google How to Stiffen Snowflakes, you will find other methods to stiffen crochet items. Good luck with redoing the angel.
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    Your work is stunning! My gma used to use sugar water. Another stiffener is Epsom salt. Just dissolve the salt into boiling water then let it cool completely. Never had to worry about little critters with cornstarch or sugar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weasier22 View Post
    Hi illinois! I use a mixture of Elmer's School Glue and water. About half and half. If you google How to Stiffen Snowflakes, you will find other methods to stiffen crochet items. Good luck with redoing the angel.
    Thank you! Will give it a try. The sleigh you did is esp gorgeous. I don't crochet--just knit--but the pineapple design is my favorite and I look for those in resale shops, etc. Thank you for sharing.

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    They are all lovely and very impressive.

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    Beautiful!

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    All beautiful, but fell in love with the little "buggy"(carriage).

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    Lovely projects!
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    I'm in Dayton...I'll have to ck that out. Thank you.

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    Beautiful work!!!

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    do you have links to the baby buggy and sleigh patterns? I would really love to try my hand at both. I haven't done much 3D crochet but would love to try these. Thank you for posting they are terrific.

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    Christmas display at the museum

    Quote Originally Posted by grandmaemma View Post
    I'm in Dayton...I'll have to ck that out. Thank you.

    Do you mean Dayton, NV? The Christmas display will be after Thanksgiving. Our group is scheduled to set up our display on Dec. 2nd. If you are in NV, it would be great for you to see all of the displays. Our group has had a lot of fun working on our projects. As much as I love to quilt, I love to crochet... and knit. Happy
    Holidays to you and yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkhooper View Post
    do you have links to the baby buggy and sleigh patterns? I would really love to try my hand at both. I haven't done much 3D crochet but would love to try these. Thank you for posting they are terrific.
    Hi tkhooper, The baby buggy pattern was borrowed from one of the crochet group members, so I don't have that pattern. It was from an old book. The sleigh is a free pattern from freepatterns.com. Here's the link: https://www.freepatterns.com/detail....909&cat_id=324 If the link doesn't work, just go to the website & join so that you can download the pattern. Hope this is has been helpful.
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    Wow! They are beautiful. I used to crochet a lot but not with the thread weight. I don't crochet much anymore though.

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    excellent, fantastic, stupendous work!!!!
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    Those are gorgeous!!! Thanks for showing them.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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