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Friday, September 18, 2015

Small Doily

It has been far too long since I have updated my blog (or followed along with other people's blogs, for that matter)! I was pretty busy this summer and went over a month without tatting. I really started to miss my creative outlet.

To remedy that, I looked through some of my antique tatting books last Friday to see if I could find anything to tat. Not seeing anything I really liked, I decided to revisit the Frauberger edging I have been blogging about in my previous posts. This time I incorporated it into a small doily:

It's tatted in Lizbeth size 20 White and Fruit Fizz. The doily measures just under 6 inches across. I had to block it because it wasn't laying perfectly flat, but I have some ideas to improve it. Here it is from a bird's eye view:

In typical fashion, I used my iPad to make a sketch before tackling the design:

The symmetrical drawing App has been an invaluable tool in drafting patterns. Without it, I'm not sure that I would be able to come up with so many ideas!