Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Presentation

 On Monday I'm to give a talk about the tatting section of a competition  held by a South African women's organisation. First step is to make sure my doilies conform with the guidelines for presentation - 'Article must be displayed on a firm, fabric-covered base' and 'Attach 2/3 of article to the base'. I'm going to have to cover them with plastic too so that they can be handled without becoming grubby. The competition is not until early next year - the information day on Monday is intended to give help to those who plan to enter the competition then.

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  1. It's really, really pretty. Looks like a competition winner to me.

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  2. Good luck for Monday, that is a lovely doily a real winner.
    Margaret

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  3. Looks lovely! How did you affix it to the board?

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    1. I just made a pocket of material and slipped the board into it, then hand sewed the final seam.

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    2. Haaa, no,I meant how do you stick the tattong on to the board!

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    3. Oh sorry, I sewed the tatting onto the fabric. On the outer row I sewed every picot down, then used fewer stitches on the inner rows to tack them to the fabric, before making the fabric into a pocket and putting the board in. Should be easy enough to undo later.

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  4. That's beautiful. Is it one of your designs?

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    1. No, it comes from a Coats pamphlet.

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  5. What a nice thing to do for others, and those little tips are great I never thought bout grubby hands with all that work! what king of plastic the kind in the kitchen or you buy little thicker type?

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    1. I'm thinking of reusing the plastic that the board came in,which is quite thick. I tried cellophane, but it's not quite wide enough. I might try clingfilm, if my roll is wide enough. I don't think it really matters, as long as the tatting can't be touched.

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  6. cellophane might be better than plastic - wouldn't the thread sweat under plastic wrap? It looks lovely, good luck in the competition.

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    1. I think it should be ok as long as the tatting is properly dry. I tried cellophane, but my roll isn't quite wide enough and I think it's essential the tatting is completely covered.

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  7. Your doily is beautiful! Do they require 2/3 of the article to be attached so that the judges can lift part of the piece to examine the lace? Good luck with your presentation!

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    1. Yes, I suppose so. I wasn't too sure which 2/3 to sew down, but eventually left a wedge of 1/3, right to the middle unsewn. In the old way of finishing off ends, they'd have seen those on the the underside, but now, sewing them under the caps, I don't think there's much difference between the two sides.

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