My Free Patterns

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Friday, 6 September 2013

Slow progress

Still at Round 3 of the Mystery Doily.  Progress is rather slow, which is expected as the round increases.

This round is showing some ruffling even though I have reduced the stitch count somewhat and also made smaller joining picots.  But, I pressed it a bit and the ruffling disappears (below).


I am getting comfortable tatting this doily once I get the rhythm of the rings and chains.  Just a point to note for anyone working on this.  Make sure to pay attention to the number of rings in each round, because the number is different for different rounds, as well as where the joins are made.

Even at this point, I can see that it is going to be a lovely piece.  I am glad I decided to stick to one solid colour for this.

16 comments:

  1. HI
    Its really Beautiful and cant wait to see the finished doily..are you shuttle or needle tatting it.

    Rose
    sweden

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    1. Hi Rose,
      I am using shuttles for this doily.

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  2. This is so beautiful! I love it!

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  3. It will be a beautiful napkin. I'm curious completion. I admire. Małgosia

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  4. This is looking good, and very solid looking.

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  5. Il tuo lavoro è un vero incanto, BRAVISSIMA Ciao

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  6. Hi Jon, love your patterns. Do you also know about making needle laces, like oya, pag or Romanian point laces?

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    1. Unfortunately, no. I admire all kind of lacework, especially handmade, but I do not have the time and resources to explore more of the different kinds of lace work. For the moment I will focus only on tatting.

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  7. That looks really wonderful Jon. I like your solid color choice.

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    1. Yes, I am glad I chose a solid colour. The vintage design would not fit well with multi-coloured thread, I think.

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  8. It does look lovely. Maybe I will resume work on mine... I find the tiny rings and tiny chains to be very slow going...

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  9. This is turning out beautifully. It will be an heirloom when finished.

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  10. Pięknie! Zapowiada się wspaniała serwetka!!!

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