Monday, February 23, 2009

Stella Alpina and TIAS Day 2

"Stella Alpina" from Fantasia by Iris Niebach. Made from one strand of Sulky machine embroidery thread and one strand of white quilting cotton, it measures 5.25 inches (13 cm) at it's widest part.
Working Iris's patterns is rather like having comfort food for me. When I'm feeling fussled, unsettled, worried, or grumpy -- there's nothing like a nice doily from Tatted Doilies, Fantasia, or Fantasia 2 to make me feel much, much better.
That's why working on Iris' TIAS is such a wonderful thing -- a little dose of reason every couple of days. That's gotta be a good thing! This is what I have so far. It looks like a good match for what others have done, so I think I'm on the right track. I made my picot gauges just a tad smaller, because I have to use size 30 thread (I don't seem to own any size 20), and it looks just a little crowded. Maybe at the end a bit of blocking will not come amiss. As for a guess about what it is -- I have no idea, but isn't it going to be pretty?

7 comments:

TattingChic said...

It looks very nice and My GOSH you are a FAST tatter! Didn't you just finish a different doily by Iris Niebach?

Your TIAS looks very nice so far. :)

Tattycat said...

The doily is beautiful, Marty. And such tiny thread. Tatting Chic is right - you are a FAST tatter!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I feel the same way about Iris's patterns. As soon as I finish the doily I'm working on for Shirlee, I think I'll need an Iris break!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Your Stella Alpina is gorgeous.
On my TIAS, I think I made the Long picots too big.....

***Jon**** said...

Your tatting are always lovely, as are Iris' designs.
I have not been able to start on Iris' TIAS yet. Looking at what have been shown, I am getting curious about what is is going to be.

NormaH said...

What a beautiful doily!

yarnplayer said...

I've been wondering for a while now how to get heathered tatting thread, and here you've gone and done it with your "Stella Alpina" doily - sheer genius!