Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Motif #6

This is a pattern called Tatted Antique Lace Doily by Darlene Polachic. It's made with Lizbeth Carousel thread size 20. I didn't do the last round because it was a chain and ring round and I didn't like the way the chain looked so I decided it was finished as is.

If I ever do this doiley over again (and I may, it was a fun and quick doiley to make), I think I'd make the two inner chains white to better show off the rings.

We learned cluney tatting in class the last few weeks. I'm still trying to figure out how to properly close my cluney without it knoting or bunching up. This week we learned how to do split chains, which were easier than I expected and didn't have any trouble learning. Time consuming and fussy, but I did get it.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Just for fun

Doilies aren't just for grandma's end tables anymore. This is my dog Whiskey who agreed to model my tatting in exchange for a walk and an extra bedtime treat.