Wednesday, 25 October 2017

YESSSSSS! Green Doily Finished!

I'm so pleased to have completed this one.  I have liked it and planned to make it for several years before I finally decided to tackle it.  I do like Jan Stawasz's designs very much and this one is no exception.


I like the hexagon shape in the centre and I love the scallops.
Visually, I also like the contrast in textures.



I tatted this in DMC Babylo size 20 thread.  
It comes in 50g balls and I only needed a whole one and part of another
(the doily only weighs 71g - surprising isn't it?).  
It measures 23in (58cm) across.



Working on this large piece inspired me to try new things to be more efficient like making rings as SCMRs so that I didn't need to refill my shuttle and used thread from the ball and making chains unflipped so that I don't have to keep reversing work and rewinding my shuttle.  The latter technique I have adopted permanently as I really like it, find it more efficient and I like working from the front all the time.



Best wishes,
Frivole

21 comments:

  1. Stunning piece of artwork!!!! :)

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  2. Gorgeous, such beautiful tatting. Great pattern.

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  3. Sensational! Love the colour as well...

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  4. Wonderful!! color is also my favorite!

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  5. Congratulations, it's magnificent!

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  6. Wow, wow, wow! What are the final dimensions? I love the different textures,

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    1. Thank you! Oh yes, I forgot... about 23in across.

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  7. Your green doily is so fabulous that I am (almost) speechless. Congratulations on a job well done!

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  8. exquisite doily and lots of work congratulations its beautiful!

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  9. Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Inspirational!!! Wish I could tat like you too!!

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  11. Just beautiful! A wonderful accomplishment :)

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  12. Beautiful a master piece of tatting and an heirloom of the future

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  13. Félicitations pour cette merveille !!!

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  14. wait a minute. You worked this beautiful piece from the ball? Wow. I have so much to learn.

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  15. Magnificent! It's good to know that modern techniques can help accomplish this kind of project more efficiently. However, one still needs a huge amount of patience, and I don't think I could stay with it. Congratulations on adding yet another beautiful tatted heirloom to your collection!

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  16. Amazing job! I like your tips for speeding things up. When you get faster and tatting is easier (than it was for me 4 years ago) you notice things like winding/unwinding the shuttle every time you switch between rings and chains. :)

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