An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Friday, August 28, 2015
On The Podium (Just!)
My traditional doily was awarded 5th place in the national competition. 'Damning with faint praise' is the phrase that comes to mind, but hey, those judges are very difficult to impress. The winning doily was tatted in size 100 thread and exquisite.
My Under an African Sky doily was also judged, garnering 69% as opposed to 81% for the other one. Here's my translation of the judges' comments: " Appearance Original but not typical of tatting. This section [of the competition] was intended to bring attention to a technique of historical cultural significance. Workmanship Only three kinds of stitches, single, double and picots, are historically used. Interesting article from Africa with its own value. " I'm pleased with the positive last sentence and happy that I achieved my aim of flying the flag for modern tatting. Tatting was the floating section for the competition and won't be on the agenda next year.