Friday, January 11, 2008

Tatting: Designing Evolution

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If you guessed that my new design was an edging then you guessed right.
I decided to share my designing evolution with you...the whole thing...the good, bad and the ugly.
I usually start out with a sketch. And here you will see how completely off my rocker I really am; Yes, I started out the design with size 100 thread, then moved to size 80 then finally size 20. Yes I am daft! Don't even ask.

I spent a lot of time making sure that it lies flat as it is being tatted and doesn't curve, and makes a 90 degree angle at the corner. Anyway, I have been working on it for days and I am very close to finishing it. I want to change up the corner treatment a little bit and then I'll write up the pattern.
It is an intermediate two shuttle pattern that uses SCMR's.
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Here it is in my Size 20 "Rainbow Sherbert" hand dyed tatting thread.

5 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

This is amazing! I love seeing the design process!

Gina said...

Nice job of working your design through. And without a software program! Someday I'd like to have one of those programs. I might be inclined to work on my ideas more if I did.
:-) Gina

Tattycat said...

Very pretty Sherry. Thanks for showing us your process. Wouldn't one of those programs be great?

Clyde said...

The edging is gorgeous and I love the thread you used.

yarnplayer said...

This is very pretty, Sherry! Interesting to see it worked in the different thread sizes.
Your "Coffee and Cream" is a nice blend of shaded browns. Good neutrals are something the thread companies just don't offer. I may try something in the neutral range myself sometime. Your color and tatting experiments are inspiring!