Thursday, January 17, 2008

doomed tatting

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I got a little excited to tat something in the new "Spring Poppies" thread, so I chose this pattern from Tatting Patterns and Designs by Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson. It's Star #1 on pg. 45.
Everything started well, I was proud of myself for using a mock picot and split ring to climb out of the center instead of the cut and tie that the book called for, and things continued to go well until about half way through. Unfortunately I didn't load the shuttles with enough thread and ran out so I had to add more thread and tat over tails...that's all good and well BUT I ran out of thread AGAIN with only one ring and chain to go, then I noticed a mistake in one of the clovers so I didn't have the heart to finish it.
Aw well, I will probably use this scrap for the studio to make tatting impressions in clay....

6 comments:

Tattycat said...

Even if it didn't turn out it isn't a waste. As you said you can use it for impressions in clay and it showed me how beautiful my tatting will be when I get this thread!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

It used to almost drive me crazy to make unfixable mistakes, but it's happened so often, I've come to expect it! The thread sure is pretty!

Sharon said...

How heartbreaking! It is fixable, but it's a whole lot harder with the variegated thread. Since you have an alternate use for it, it isn't a total waste anyway. Yellow and green vie for my least favorite colours but you have made such a happy blend that I'm even liking this one.

Sapna said...

Just love the colors you have used here, they sort of blend so well. I am waiting for my batch and then think of all the things I can do with it... It is definitely hear breaking when a pattern does not turn out the way it should esp. when it involves such beautiful thread.

Clyde said...

Your new hand dyed thread looks even more spectacular when it is tatted. The people who purchase this thread are going to be lucky indeed.

yarnplayer said...

I have a lot of "doomed" pieces! They are still loved and I use them to get ideas - they are really a valuable resource, sort of like a library.