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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Table Runner, 5th Column

I've started working my way down the 5th column of the table runner:


When I reach the bottom, I will be at the halfway point. Then I need to create the second half the same way as the first. It's all made in one continuous path, which reduces the amount of ends I have to hide.

Here's how it will lay on the table:


There's about 150 hours of work left for this project (which includes writing up the pattern), but I'm not sure when I will get it finished. I've been working on the table runner in between other projects to keep things a little more interesting.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Jan's Doily

The final version of the doily has been tatted and the pattern can now be found in my Etsy shop. Click here to go directly to the listing.

Below is a photo of the doily, tatted in Lizbeth size 40 thread, White, Seagreen Light, and Turquoise Dark. It's next to the prototype of the doily, tatted in white:


I decided to name this pattern "Jan's Doily" because I was inspired by several of Jan Stawasz's doily designs. I really like the way he frames a central shape with a border of simple rings and chains.

The doily measures 11.75 inches wide when tatted in size 20 thread and 9.6 inches wide in size 40 thread. It's appropriate for a large vase or similar item:


Here is a closer photo of the prototype. It has a few minor irregularities because I was trying to come up with a good stitch count as I went along:


The colorized version was tatted afterwards, to test out my instructions and to make sure that everything lays flat:

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

More rounds

A few more rounds have been added:


After this, there are two more rounds to go. The two rounds of simple rings and chains (in white) are inspired by several of Jan Stawasz's doilies. I wanted to try putting something together that featured a central design with a framing effect around it. More to come next week or the week after.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Something New

Here is a preview of something new I've been working on:


It is tatted in Lizbeth size 40 thread using White, Seagreen Light, and Ocean Turquoise Dark. More to come over the next few weeks.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

100 years ago today...

Two sterling silver tatting shuttles were gifted on Christmas day, 1918:


The last initial is the same on both shuttles, which leads me to believe that these were given to two sisters. I wish I knew the story behind them. I purchased these on eBay in 2012, the year that I learned how to tat.

The first one reads "FEC 12-25-'18"


The second shuttle reads "M.W.C. 12-25-'18"


I thought these would be interesting to post today. Merry Christmas everyone!