Sunday, 27 September 2015
I thought this doily would come out well in 4 colors. My favorite colors are shades of green and violett, but this time I wanted a combination with red, which is a difficult combination, but then I liked it. While I was working the doily I noticed that it needs some slight modification in the stitch count of some rings and chains, so I will work another one with this modifications.
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Dear tatting friends, I learned from Muskaan, that the tatting with non flipped stitches on more than one thread is called "encapsulation". This technique gives the chains more stiffnes, specially if they are long. The doilies I have posted the last days in three colors are made this way. You can see, they are not blocked, but though very nice and stiff.
Monday, 21 September 2015
Sunday, 13 September 2015
Monday, 7 September 2015
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
I'm aware of the fact that doilies are not much in nowadays, but I love the doily designs so much. Perhaps instead of putting the doilies under an object we could frame them and hang them on the wall. Here is a doily a designed and worked some years ago and had forgotten. I found it in my house in South Italy and I redid it, because I lost the pattern. The original white one is in thread size 50, the new colored one is in Lizbeth 20. When i worked it, I realized that the long chains did not come out well, so I made a new stitch count for a better hold. Unfortunately I'm not a master in stiffening the doilies, perhaps a class in that would help me. The white heart center had been published years ago in a danish magazin. I would like to show it to you. The last one is AMANDA from my book "Tatted doilies" in a colored version: