Monday, October 5, 2015


I realized that on Friday I was talking about the design I was making up for the latest Armenian lace doily, but none of the pictures showed it yet at all. So this is what I started with on Friday. You can finally see here what I was talking about when I referred to a stripe beginning to form. It's not as distinct as I was hoping it would be, but I think more rounds and it would eventually become a nice spiral stripe. I however, was not interested in working on the design that long.

After a few more rounds I decided to come up with some unique edging design. There were a few patterns in the book with pointed edges, but I knew the points were all worked individually and then the thread was tied and cut and honestly I was looking to complete this piece with a minimum of fuss. I still wanted it to look interesting though. So after doing a little math to confirm it would work I made these small points that I then worked down the side of to start the next one. So it's worked back and forth over a handful of loops and then down the side giving it a rounded look. I think it also managed to enhance the stripe a bit as well.

 I finished it early in the evening yesterday. It still needs to be
washed and pressed. but I'm fairly satisfied with what I managed to come up with to finish the piece after earlier math had failed me. It ended up being about 9.5 inches across which means this one is small enough to put in a nice 10 inch square frame. You know, should I choose to go that route. This one has taught me that I need to be more mindful of the math, but when I'm not, I can in fact make stuff up as I go and it's not a complete disaster. What's up for me next to keep my hands from idleness, I don't know. I also managed to make 5 pairs of tatted cat ear headbands over the weekend, so I've exhausted my current tatting projects as well. As always I'll just hope for inspiration, sales, or both to keep me going.

1 comment:

Madtatter80 said...

Wow so beautiful and looks big too! Always fun to view what your up to and everyone it trying you needle work :)