Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Next Doily

 I've decided to create my own modern doily. I hope I'm not biting off more than I can chew! So far I have a paper template, some scribbling and a lot of cut off bits. The trick is to get the stitch count right - too few stitches on a round and the doily will cup, too many and it will ruffle. Hats off to all the designers before me who have achieved that feat!

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  1. Well the very best of luck Jane, it certainly does not look easy designing a doily and I so admire you for even attempting one.

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  2. Hats off to you too, for attempting it! Have you done the online design course that Sharon Briggs runs? - Designing doesn't interest me at all, but everyone who's done the course has found it extremely helpful.. I think you can work at your own pace with the classes.

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  3. I am sure it will be awesome!!! :)

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  4. You hit the nail on the head, it's not an easy task, while I have been out if action I have been designing only because I could not tat it I had to give up and leave it until I could play with the shuttles. Hopefully soon I can get back to my design. Good luck I can't wait to see your progress
    Margaret

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    1. You're right, the theory can only go so far! I hope you'll be able to tat again soon and try out your ideas.

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  5. I'll look forward to seeing your results!

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  6. Wow. Good on you! Did you decide on a list of modern elements to include? I can see from your latest post that you have a type of Celtic tatting in it.

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  7. I'll make a list at the end, since I change my mind as I go along! I have an overall theme, but how to achieve it, that's the question.

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    1. I'll certainly be following along! :-)

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