by lidiad 06 Oct 2017

Years ago I saw a photo of a tablecloth made with hundreds (probably) of this single design, and it was spectacular. My eyesight doesn't allow me to do the same, but wanted to try making a doily to fit my 36x20 cm hoop, all in one hooping. This is the result.


The single design is called Motif Insert, part of the 3D Lace Swan & Specialty Lace by Sue Box.
Hugs, Lidia

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by pennifold 10 Oct 2017

I absolutely ADORE this one Lidia. My, your work is outstanding and I know you always say your machine does the work, but your putting together of them all makes such a spectacular piece of art, and it is art, as we can all look and admire it. Well done, love Chris

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lidiad by lidiad 11 Oct 2017

Wow, thank you, Chris! Every design by Sue is a piece of art. I have been inspired by a photo from Jo Lynch who has used hundreds of these inserts to create a fantastic, spectacular tablecloth, and I made a doily to fit my largest hoop. Thank you again, Chris.
Hugs, Lidia

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by crazypatchmama 09 Oct 2017

what a delicate design and perfectly done.

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lidiad by lidiad 10 Oct 2017

Thank you, Mary. It has been easy to stitch it out.
Hugs, Lidia

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by castor 09 Oct 2017

absolutely stunning hugs Ursula

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lidiad by lidiad 09 Oct 2017

Thank you, Ursula.
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by dragonflyer 08 Oct 2017

What was the stitching order of the motifs...left to right, center four motifs then sides, or ???

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lidiad by lidiad 08 Oct 2017

Top row: left to right; then continue with bottom row: right to left. Easy!
Hugs, Lidia

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by mooie24 08 Oct 2017

lidia, you do amaze me with your beautiful creations,
another beauty xx
please keep sharing , such an inspiration
big hugs from London - Maria xx

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lidiad by lidiad 08 Oct 2017

Thank you, Maria XX
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by stella1 07 Oct 2017

Lidia excellent stunning and beautiful doily.And so very nice.Wonderfull work Hugs Stella

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

Thank you, Stella :-)
Hugs, Lidia

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by kustomkuddle 07 Oct 2017

It is beautiful. Wonderful job.

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

Thank you, Deb.
Hugs, Lidia

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by toogie 07 Oct 2017

Just out of curiosity, what kind of machine do you have and used for this? Also what is your embroidery field? Hoop size? I know I'll never own one, but was curious.

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

I have and use the only machine I own: Husqvarna Topaz 30 and its largest hoop measures 20x36 cm (or 200x360mm), 8x14" approx. I bought it 8 years ago and it's still going.. Hugs, Lidia

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by jenne 07 Oct 2017

Oh so very pretty, just lovely.

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

Thank you, Jenne!
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by robertahilde 07 Oct 2017

It is really an outstanding piece! This delicate lace will enhance any décor. Wonderful job!
Hugs, Roberta

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

Thank you, Roberta! :-)
Hugs, Lidia

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by toogie 06 Oct 2017

One word Gorgeous!
This is perfection. I love it. You must have the most beautiful table covers every where.

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lidiad by lidiad edited 07 Oct 2017

Thank you, Toogie! Sorry to disappoint you, I use my doilies on the surface of furniture, not on tables..
Hugs, Lidia

toogie by toogie 07 Oct 2017

That is what I meant. We have coffee tables, end tables, buffet tables, etc all furniture here just wording different, I guess.

toogie by toogie 07 Oct 2017

Oh, and I'm not disappointed. I love picturing your doilies on MY tables-lol

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by barba 06 Oct 2017

Really beautiful. Great job. Hugs. Barba

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

Thank you, Barba.
Hugs, Lidia

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by shirley124 06 Oct 2017

Beautiful. Hugs

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

Thank you, Shirley.
Hugs, Lidia

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by liliana1 06 Oct 2017

Absolutely Gorgeous very well done. Love it

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

Thank you, Liliana.
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by katydid 06 Oct 2017

Lovely. You did a wonderful job.

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

Thank you, Kay.
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by pennyhal2 06 Oct 2017

Now that's a show stopper! You really got everthing lined up perfectly. You are a wonderfully talented lady!

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

Thank you, Penny, but it's my embroidery software that has lined up everything perfectly :-)
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by basketkase 06 Oct 2017

Stunning, Lidia!!

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

Thank you, Vicki!
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by sewgreat 06 Oct 2017

Beautiful!

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

Thank you!
Hugs, Lidia

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by sonjapotgieter 06 Oct 2017

Awesome work done..Gorgeous!!!

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

Thank you, Sonja!
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by cooperal 06 Oct 2017

I love this!! You have so many ways to use designs and they are all stunning. Did you use a cotton thread and what weight of thread? This would take days to crochet. I wonder if a very fine crochet cotton could be used for something like this. Just wondering...may have to spend some play time to answer my own questions....hehehe. Enjoy your projects and be blessed; you certainly bless all of us by sharing. Avis

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

I have used Madeira rayon thread for machine embroidery, 40 weight. It isn't crochet. I have used an embroidery software to get the single design repeated eight times with a little overlapping and then my embroidery machine has stitched it out in one hooping, without any problems.
Thanks for your comment, Avis.
Hugs, Lidia

cooperal by cooperal 07 Oct 2017

How many spools of thread did you use? or how many times did you change the bobbin? Just wondering as it's good to make sure to have enough thread before starting such a large project. My thread source is a 1 1/2 hour drive from home!! Blessings, Avis

lidiad by lidiad 10 Oct 2017

I have just seen your comment above, Avis. I have replaced the bobbin thread about six times and used the top thread from a 5000m spool. I suppose that one 1000m spool is enough for the whole doily. There are 126376 stitches in this doily. Hugs, Lidia

lidiad by lidiad 10 Oct 2017

I have checked how many metres of thread you need: 361m, a bit more than a third of a 1000m spool. Of course, you have to use the same top thread in the bobbin as well, so if you have a full spool, it's more than enough to stitch this doily out :-)
Hugs, Lidia

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by crafter2243 Moderator 06 Oct 2017

So pretty. It must have taken quite some time to stitch out but well worth it

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

It took a couple of afternoons while I was doing my home chores. It has been very easy to stitch it out.
Thanks for your comment.
Hugs, Lidia

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by noah 06 Oct 2017

Another Excellent job***when i grow up i wanta be just like you hugs:):)

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shirley124 by shirley124 06 Oct 2017

he he he Hugs

lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

LOL.... thank you, Carolyn!
By the way, this doily is very easy to put together in your software and stitches out without any problems. You don't need long instructions.
Hugs, Lidia

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by tricotine31 06 Oct 2017

Tout simplement magnifique, bravo !!!

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

Than you, Tricotine!
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by bejoscha 06 Oct 2017

Beautiful work! It must be great to have a big hoop...

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

It is, Bejoscha. I bought the machine with the largest hoop I could afford and that was eight year ago - I'm happy to have followed the suggestion given by many machine embroiderers.
Thanks for your comment.
Hugs, Lidia

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by dragonflyer 06 Oct 2017

Lovely...just lovely....lot of stitchin' there, girl!

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

Yes, lots of stitching but without any problems whatsoever. I would stitch it out again any day :-)
Hugs, Lidia

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by asterixsew Moderator 06 Oct 2017

An amazing piece of work. Just how long did it take to stitch out and did you need to rethread?

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

It took two afternoons while I was doing my housework chores. The only thing I did was to replace the bobbin thread when necessary. The design was easy to stitch out and didn't have problems. Thanks for your comment.
Hugs, Lidia

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by bielie 06 Oct 2017

Stunning, your work is allways beautiful and inspirational. Well done.

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lidiad by lidiad 07 Oct 2017

Thank you, Lynette.
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