My Free Patterns

I am still sorting out the blog entries for my free patterns, so there willl still be patterns that are not accessible. My apologies.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Done and Drawn

My Jan Stawasz doily is finally done,

Jan Stawasz Doily XIII from his book Tatting Patterns
Thread : Milford mercer # 60
Size: 39 cm
It took me just under six months to finish.  That may sound quite a long time to finish a doily, or maybe not, but there were frequent breaks in between. I did bring it with me on my holiday to Spain in November last year and managed to add some additional rounds to it.

This is a close-up of the doily,


The piece lay out quite reasonably well - I did not really need to block it.  Instead, I lightly press it with a steam iron and shape it as I go.

Oh, as you know, I was worried that I may not have enough thread to finish this. Well, this is how much of the thread left at the end of this project.


Okay, the result of the draw that most of you are waiting for. From the 37 names in the list, Happy-Kat came up tops. Congratulations Happy-Kat



Happy-Kat, I do not have any way of e-mailing you to let you know beforehand of your win. Please e-mail me your particulars within the next few days.  If I do not receive anything from you by Monday (12th Jan 2015), I will make another drawing.  I hope you understand.

Right, now I have to start putting some things together ...

18 comments:

  1. Wow, the doily looks Superb ! Perfect tatting, as usual !

    Hey Kat, Congratulations :-)

    Great start to the year for both of you :-)

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  2. Really beautiful doily. Congratulations on getting it finished.

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  3. That doily is a work of art!!! :)

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  4. Really beautiful doily. I have been wanting to tat this one, but so many other projects have gotten in the way. I don't think 6 months is a long time for a doily this size. I'm still working on Renulek's Spring doily from last year.

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  5. Congrats on finishing the doily. It looks beautiful.

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  6. It's beautiful. Well done, Jon. I hope mine turns out as well. Yours seems to have the crisp, straight edge that mine so far is lacking.

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    1. Oh it will turn out well, Fox. If it doesn't, you will find a way to make it so. I know you will.

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  7. It's absolutely stunning! - doesn't matter how long it took, it was worth all the effort. How do you find Milford thread? - I am going to try it again, Jane says it is much less twisty now. And Spotlight is crammed full with it. Congratulations to the giveaway winner, - will you show us what is is that she has won? - when she has it of course!

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    1. Maureen, there is still some twist in it but not so much. I used size 60 for this, and the size 40 feels good too.
      I just wish they would also have the other sizes, other than the 20's and 40's, in colours as well and not just ecru and white.

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  8. This is an exquisite work of art - a magnificent design. Everything flows so perfectly and it's perfectly balanced. And, of course, your tatting is flawless! It's also 'well traveled', having been to Spain, where it would be quite at home with all the fabulous architecture there! Congratulations on this awe-inspiring accomplishment!

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  9. It is beautiful and always love your tatting Congratulations!

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  10. This is beautiful lace! Seen from afar and in close up! You were Lucky with that yarn!

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  11. this is beautiful - going to start tatting after lots of years - what is your go-to thread - I see there is a lot more to choose from now

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