Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Stawasz Doily XII

My current project is this doily by Jan Stawasz from his book Tatted Treasures.  

Happy that it is progressing rather well, even if at a slow speed.  I am even enjoying the fine thread of size 60.  I am trying to follow Jan's method as much as possible i.e. making the picots between the 1st and 2nd half stitches.

Was stuck at one time when trying to jump out to the next ring with split chains. That really got me at one point when I wanted to move out to the next round of small rings and chains.  Following Jan's method, I will end the first half of the chain with a 1st half-stitch, and proceed to make the split chain form the other ring at he beginning.  By that method, my split chain will have to end with a half-stitch as well so that the mock picot is formed correctly viewed from the other side.

Confused?  Well, Jan Stawasz's style is not that easy to decipher at the first attempt.

Anyway, my solution to the split chain problem is to make it from the front side, omitting one half stitch at the beginning of the 2nd half of the split chain.


  1. That is a very elegant doily!!! :)

  2. Looking really good so far! Your tatting is very neat and tidy.

  3. Wonderful octagon shape. The method business boggles the mind, especially when you start doing split chains, but it sounds as though you know what you're doing!

  4. I admire your willingness to figure out Jan's style. I love his designs, but I get so confused by his method that I have to adapt his patterns to the tatting techniques I understand. You're doing a beautiful job!

  5. Your project looks lovely. Adapt away!!!

  6. Jon, I love seeing your work. Yes Jan S. Method is VERY confusing to me as well. I'm to lazy to try and figure it or so I just tat what's in black lol.


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