Monday, April 6, 2009

Better Thread

There. Yes, it does look better in a solid color. It might be okay in a multi-colored thread, but the thread would have to be very carefully selected. This is back to the rest of my DMC Cébélia size 30 stash for a nice plain purple. I like the spot where the motif's join, even though it is very dense (sometimes I am too, so that's okay). Next step is writing out the pattern for this one. I didn't do that. I like working off a made piece -- must be something I got from my Gramma. She crocheted beautiful things, but couldn't read a pattern. She just used made pieces and duplicated them. Still, if I'm going to share, I'll have to write it down. I just don't have time to make everyone a pattern piece to work from (as if "everyone" wants to make the same thing!). I thought about making this bigger, so I've left the joining picots on all the edges, and this is just lightly pressed, not really blocked or starched.
At any rate -- this was really a good lesson in being careful of the colors I pick!
I've been asked to share the pattern. I'm happy to do that, as soon as I get some time to actually make a pattern. Right now it's just the original motif that I keep following.

12 comments:

TattingChic said...

Beautiful! LOVE the color! Perfect for Spring!

Sapna said...

Marty, this is very very pretty... I love your Francesca too... I still haven’t given this a try yet.

Lovely colors, I like this purple one, very classy! I am still waiting for my Lizbeth thread, they are yet to arrive. I hope I’ve not made a bad decision by buying them.

Vinnie said...

That has come out beautiful!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I agree that the purple looks much nicer. I like the density where the motifs join. I think it pulls the whole thing together. Great work!

Barbara Gordon said...

I love the Cebelia thread. I am still having a problem connecting with varigated threads, but am starting to like them more. I do love the solid color that you used here.

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

What a difference the color makes. It was a great looking piece before, but now it's WOW! The spot where the four motifs join in the center is gorgeous.

Gina said...

I think solids generally show off a design the best. Variegateds add texture or interest in areas, but if you want a design to pop, you need the contrast of negative space to show. This is beautiful.

Tattycat said...

Very nice. I whole heartedly agree with Gina on the thread choice.

Valerie said...

hey marty, it's beautiful. i can see it as a shawl pattern. will you share the pattern?

umintsuru said...

I just love this. It looks fabulous!

Carol Lawecki said...

It's very pretty! I too like the solid color. You did a fantastic job on this design.

Bonnie said...

Lovely!