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Saturday, 22 December 2012

Yellow Doily update

I am almost done with this series of rings and chains for this doily when the 10th round is done.  I needed to add more thread and took the opportunity take a picture of it.
The rounds may be simple rings and chains, but I had to cut off two rounds because it started to ruffle on me.  Had to adjust the stitch count a few times before getting it to lay reasonably flat.  Now, I'll have to think of a design for the next few rounds in order to finish off this doily with a flourish!
In the meantime -
if you want to try tatting with embroidery floss, 3 strands of it makes a size 20 for tatting. Here is a drawing on how to separate embroidery floss.
One set of 3-strand floss from an 8yd skein fully loads a clover shuttle.

8 comments:

  1. You are so clever! Your method for separating the thread is brilliant!
    Your doily is lovely!

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  2. This is beautiful, Jon! So elegant in the solid gold...

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  3. Beautiful mat, love it and I look forward to seeing how you finish it.
    Margaret

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful method of separating and rolling the embroidery floss--so clever and incredibly practical! I'm partial to white thread and don't imagine often using colors, so this fits the bill perfectly for those times I might want to dip my toes in the world of color. Such a great idea!

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  5. So clever a method to split the embroidery floss! The yellow doily looks great.

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