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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

It was a long break .....

... from blogging.

We have just concluded our fasting during the month of Ramadhan.  I was keeping low from any blogging activities during that period but managed to do some tatting.  Her are some of what I have finished or in the progress of tatting.

The doily in from the Needlework magazine was blocked and slightly pressed,


I resumed tatting Renulek's 2015 Spring Doily. I stopped at round 5, where the small individual flowers are.  I was very unhappy with how the flowers are turning out, stopped and worked on the doily above.

This photo shows clearly what I am having probems with.  The flowers were twisting all over and looks horrible.  I made a few and joined the next round to it, but it did not get any better,

  
So, I snipped that part off and started on the small flowers again. This time, I added tiny picots after two double stitches and join the rings together.  They stayed flat this way and I am much happier. You can compare it to the twisted flower in this photo (below).
 
I am now at Round 7 and I just want to finish this as soon as possible so that I can begin on this doily from Land of Laces blog.  Please follow the link to view it.  I am not posting the photo here because it is not my photo to share.

12 comments:

  1. Ah, I did the same thing with the pretty individual flowers in the Wiosna -- tatted them separately, with a very small anchoring picot, and SSSR to finish off, avoiding hiding ends later. But I joined these as I worked the previous round . It was very satisfying.
    Hope to see more of your lovely tatting :-) The Land of Laces doily is very beautiful.

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  2. Nice to see you back, You have been doing a lot of tatting, the first doily looks lovely, I am sure you will work out Renuleks doily, and I have seen land of laces doily, I look forward to seeing yours.
    Margaret

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  3. Welcome back!

    I did the same - added the tiny picots , and the flowers lay flat.

    The Land of Lace pattern is certainly intriguing. Eager to see what you do with it Elena's is wonderful, here: http://www.craftree.com/projects/1798

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  4. I had trouble with those little flowers as well. If I ever tat them again, I will add the tiny picot as you did. That twisting just about drove me insane! My doily is on hold because I don't have the brain power to focus on two large doilies at once. What was I thinking?!

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  5. Your doilies are looking so wonderful!!! :)

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  6. Clever solution to those little flowers!

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  7. Always nice to see your wonderful work, love that heart doily be fun to see your outcome!

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  8. Yes, the flowers look neater and more stable with the petals joined to each other.

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  9. as always, beautiful work! I need to take up the shuttle again, I learned with needle tatting and have found the shuttle to be challenging. This winter when I have more sitting around time :)

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  10. Love the doily, nice colors. Those little flowers look so nice in the design but troublesome to do. I look forward to seeing your Heart Doily,

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  11. Funny, I did the same thing. I am working on my second attempt, as I ran out of the thread i was using on the first. But yes those flowers were tiresome without the joins.

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  12. Good to see you being back.
    The doily is lovely.

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