I have finished my second group of motifs for the museum project, and have shipped them off to England! This group (the Wild Rose from the Priscilla Book 1 of Irish Crochet, page 12) took about a week to finish. The main rose is about 2.75 inches in diameter, to give you some perspective. I used size 80 thread over doubled size 10 PC, with a .06mm hook. It was helpful to use painter's masking tape over my middle finger as protection against that pointy hook! I now have a nice callous. The smallest rings on the main flower were the most difficult to do. I wrapped the PC around the base of a steel hook about 6 times (doubled) and then went to work with the 80 thread. My eyes crossed! I could only do two at a time, and then would take a break.
I am so excited to be contributing to this project! I just love the idea of so many hands, all over the world, working together to create a beautiful exhibit.