7 Apr 2021

Norma Benporath's Exquisite Lace Mat - Done

I started this project on the last day of January and finished it in a little over nine weeks.

A very satisfying tat although there were challenges especially when a major part of it contains small individual motifs.

Pattern can be found here, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/145240787?

Thread is Olympus Special No. 40

  • Green - #221
  • Yellow - #541
  • Dark Tan - #733
  • Pink - #104
  • Mix colour (yellow & pink) - #M3
Finished size is 36cm diameter.

25 Mar 2021

Presenting "Solaris"

 The doily with no name, shared here is now called 'Solaris' and the pattern is now available for purchase.

I had a great time working on the design for Solaris. If you like this design as much as I did, you can tat it, too. I tatted this with size 40 thread and the full size is 27cm across.

The pattern is now available for purchase through AlenAlea's Design on Etsy. While you are there, you may want to pick the thread to tat this from the luscious hand-dyed thread that is listed in the shop.

11 Mar 2021

Norma Benporath - Exquisite Lace Mat

 Round 6 - done. three more rounds to go.

Thread: Olympus Gold Special #40, shuttle-tatted

Current size: 25cm across

Pattern from: https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/145240787

7 Mar 2021

Round 5 - NB Exquisite Lace Mat

I have completed Round 5 of the lace mat ( Norma Benporath Exquisite Lace Mat ) and just about half-way of Round 6.

This is the mat after Round 5

I did a switch in the sequence of the rounds after completing Round 3.  Instead of continuing with Round 4 as in the instructions, I jumped to Round 5. In the photo above, Round 5 is the pink individual 5-rings motifs and Round 3 is made up of the stand-alone 3-rings clover motifs. 

I went back to do Round 4 after I had completed all the pink motif.  Round 4, as per the instructions, is the round made up of repeats of rings and chain, tatted in green.  It is the outermost round in the photo above. I just felt that it was easier to do the switch after reading the instructions in detail, and it was.

The thread I am using for this project is Olympus Gold Special.