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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Table runner design progress

Here's where I'm at with the table runner design. First, I needed to make a tatted draft where I could experiment with different stitch counts, edge options, etc. I took this photo while sitting on the couch and you can see all of the tatted scraps on the corner table.


After this draft comes a final sample, so I can make sure everything fits together before embarking on the larger project. It's still a work in progress, and I need to come down the right side and then tat the bottom half. I'm using gray thread because it shows up well in a scan which will be useful to include in the finished pattern.


Of particular importance is the bottom edge of the tatted sample in the photo above. It will become the midline of the table runner and needs to line up with the center of the trefoil in the lower left of the sample. Here is the line that I'm talking about:


I won't be certain that it works until I loop back around and finish the sample. Even if it doesn't work it will be close enough to gauge the adjustments needed for the actual table runner.

It might be a couple more weeks before I get this sample finished, and collect enough white thread of the same dye lot to begin the table runner. Handy Hands is all out of the size 20 Lizbeth cones, so I've ordered from Lacis and am hoping it will ship (rather than be cancelled due to lack of stock). If not, I might have to order the individual balls from Handy Hands and see if they can send me 6 in the same dye lot. I'll keep the blog updated as I progress with things.

11 comments:

Madtatter80 said...

I think this is fantastic and so glad you are keeping us posted :) I love that grey and purchased a ball of it a while back. It is nice to see it alone. You always make excellent patterns! Hugs from Carollyn :)

Jane McLellan said...

You're making good progress. I love seeing the design process, thanks.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your design looks fabulous! I can't imagine how many hours you have put in to this project. Using the gray is a good idea. This is a pattern I know I will purchase. I have just the right spot to use a beautiful runner!

God's Kid said...

It's elegant and stylish already!!! :) I can't wait to see the finished tablerunner!!! :)

Robin Perfetti said...

Diane, not too many hours so far. Once I get to tatting the actual table runner, well...that's another story!

Margarets designer cards said...

I love this pattern and it's going to be a beautiful runner, I look forward to seeing your progress

anna said...

it is very beautiful, i love this pattern Tanks

Małgoś 13 said...

To będzie piękny projekt.

Lavi Damian-Boja said...

It looks great so far, I love the edges. I assume the actual table runner will be much wider and longer than the sample... Good luck with your project!

Robin Perfetti said...

Yes the runner will be much bigger, I’m thinking 5 rows wide and long enough to drape over the table on each end. Thread has finally shipped from Lacis so I’ll be able to get started on it soon!

co coya said...

You're making good progress. I love seeing the design process, thanks.

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