Sunday, 26 June 2011

Almost Done

It dawned upon me that I started this project more than two years ago.  I can feel a sense of great relief now, knowing that it is coming almost to the end. Here is a peek at what it is all about.

They are snowflakes for my new book.This is the longest tatting project that I have worked on.  The other thing that is taking much longer is a crochet project, and there is still no light at the end of the tunnel for that one.  One of the reasons that it took that long may be because I wanted to come up with patterns that uses only the basic techniques of tatting.  And by that, I mean only double stitches, regular rings and chains, regular joins and shuttle joins.  Most of the patterns are two shuttle patterns which I would consider one of the basics of tatting.

A group of wonderful test-tatters have been working together with me on this project.  Without them, I know this would have taken  much longer.  Thank you my testers.

8 comments:

  1. They look great- can't wait for your book!

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  2. oooh finally its done and I guess you have got names for your snowflakes. Sorry we could not be of much help when you asked that day.

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  3. It must be a good feeling -- being this close to completion. It another one of those Must Have books for me!

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  4. Took a close-up look at all these fragment photos and they look very, very nice! It will be exciting to see the book when it is finally released!
    Fox : )

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  5. It seems to be a great book.
    I can not wait to see how it looks.
    I envy your creative force.

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  6. Such a bunch of pretty teaser photos! I left a message last night to the effect that this is another must have book for me. But fumble fingers that I am, I pushed the wrong button on my mouse and I think it ate the message. I tried again, though. Couldn't leave well enough alone, because I'm really excited about this book!

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  7. The picutres or bits of the snowflakes look lovely and I look forward to seeing your book.
    Margaret

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  8. You have peeked my interest! I know what I want and I'll wait until you have it done- your book that is!
    I love doing your snowflakes and other patterns! So here is hoping it is here soon!

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