I've finished the doily. It may be traditional or even old fashioned, but it is pretty. I enjoyed tatting it. It's quite soothing to tat with a ball and one shuttle and a straight forward pattern.
Some stats: The pattern comes from a Coats booklet dated 1971. The thread is DMC Cebelia Ecru, size 20. The diameter is 50 cm or 19 1/2 inches. It took me two weeks. I worked out that the outer row took about 24 hours of tatting. Anything else I should add? There are mistakes. There's even a mistake on the very first round! I only noticed it when I was on round 4 or so, much too late to correct it.
Wow, that's beautiful and it only took you a fortnight to tat! Amazing.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! - and NOW you may begin the Spring Napkin......... :)ReplyDelete
:-) I'm afraid another idea has intervened, so I'm still not going to do the Spring Napkin. But as you said, it'll still be there.Delete
Beautiful, it's a lovely pattern, I never got as far as the third row of rings, it took me longer but I was a beginner when I tried it, perhaps I should get the pattern out and try it again.ReplyDelete
Well done two weeks wow that quick.
It's quite a big doily full size - I think stopping after the row 6 makes quite a reasonable doily.Delete
It is beautiful - no no don't say mistakes - they are "Artists signatures" which prove it's hand made ;) :DDelete
Oh, it's so lovely! Well done you!ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful work! I love it in white, it is so elegant!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! I could never finish in two weeks..I guess I am a slow tatter :) This may be traditional but, wow it is stunning!!ReplyDelete
Awesome, well done. Just comparing the size of it to Renulik's one so far and it looks like that might turn out to be about the same. I really admire your perserverence. With regard to the mistakes, hec we all make them and so agree with Stitchety GrubReplyDelete
Looks gorgeous!! We see the finished product, not the little mistakes that only you know about. Great job.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Two weeks for such a large project - that's quite impressive. (And they're not 'mistatakes' - they are unique design variations that prove the article is handmade.) Just gorgeous!ReplyDelete
So very gorgeous!!!! :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! I think I may have that book. I'll have to go look. I need another tatting challenge!ReplyDelete
What mistakes? It is lovely. Well done.ReplyDelete
Fox : )
Well done ! You are a quick tatter. I tat also (learnd at school when I was young)ReplyDelete
I Will tat it also if you be so kind to send me the pattern.
I’m always searching for nice patterns of a doily Thanks
I’ve moved house since I made this and am not sure where I’ve put the booklet in the new house! I’ll see if I can find it. I think there are probably similar patterns online.ReplyDelete