Monday, 29 February 2016

Tatting and sewing

I don't know if there is a name for this doily, so I have been calling it the Hearts doily. it is from the Land of Laces blog,  The penultimate round was taking ages but finally finished all 20 repeats of it.

The lighting is not very good in this photo, sorry
The final round is actually the 2nd last round which joins the last round to the rest of the doily. This should work up quickly enough since it is all chains except for a tiny ring for each repeat, but it is rather fiddly. I still have loads of ends to hide.  I still have the bad habit of not hiding ends immediately after each round - very bad habit. This doily will need to be blocked later.

I will be very happy when this is done and over with.
I am using perle cotton no 12 to tat this, and I don't plan to use any perle again for any of my tatting, Just don't like the feel of it on my fingers, though the final result does look rather pretty.

Not much tatting done because I have been sewing prayer cloaks. These are like what I wore in my photo in front of the Kaabah in the previous post. Here it is again to refresh, My sister-in-law had asked me to sew them for her.

I know it is not tatted edgings, but it will take ages for me to tat 4m of lace multiply by three because I sewed three pieces of the cloaks.

The left-over fabric was sewn into drawstring bag to store the cloaks when travelling.

A few friends have asked me to teach them how to sew these cloaks as well as how to sew garments. So, I am doing that as well.

And that is how I spent my time these past months.


  1. You’ve been busy! Everything is very delicate and lovely.

  2. It certainly would take a long time to tat the edging for the cloaks, but wouldn't it be wonderful! - I think you'd have to use size 10, otherwise it wouldn't be visible enough. Maybe for next time?

  3. The hearts doily is going to look fabulous. What a good idea to make a bag to put the cloak in!

  4. I have the hearts doily bookmarked so that I can tat it some day. It seems to have an interesting construction. I think it's wonderful that you are teaching others to sew, something I would like to do in retirement.

  5. Your doily is coming along beautifully!! :)
    And your prayer cloaks are very beautiful!! :)

  6. Oh my. I don't doubt the hearts took a long time. It is all beautiful, though.

  7. I love using the magic thread trick for hiding my ends. It keeps me from procrastinating until the very end.


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