An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Thursday, March 20, 2014
I had planned to tat more rows in red, chains only. But when I blocked this yesterday, I thought it looked right. I thought - just stop, quit while you're ahead. So this is it, Under an African Sky, a doily that goes beyond rings, chains and picots. The diameter is 30 cm, the thread Milford size 20. It has split rings, self closing mock rings and interwoven SCMRs; larkshead picot joins, blipless joins and Jane Eborall's new join for block tatting; interwoven rows and block tatting; a number of colours and a story. My husband says I need to explain the story - I thought it was obvious. There's the sun and sky, with sunshine woven through it, trees with animals under them and red earth. These colours are used in many African flags.