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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: