Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Delia

More than two weeks since the last bit of visual mumbling posted here. You might think it's because I've not been tatting -- that would be incorrect. I've been tatting, mostly just bits and pieces, messes, broken things, things I threw away, and little butterflies.

When I reach a point in my tatting where nothing seems to be working or I can't figure out what I want to make my shuttles always "run home to mama". Mama in my case is Iris Niebach's Tatted Doilies. Her designs are always such a pleasure to tat, and they stretch my concentration without stress. It's delightful to fill the shuttles, and work from the outside to the inside and back again until the doily is completed -- one round! If I had used size 80, there would also have been no necessity to add in a new thread.

This one is "Delia" made in Lizbeth size 20 in Light Raspberry Pink. It just about fills my scanner. It's eight inches (about 21 cm) in diameter. It needs some blocking -- some of the chains are rumpled -- but I still think it's a pretty thing.

10 comments:

Fox said...

It is indeed a very pretty piece.
Fox ; )

Karen said...

Your Delia is beautiful! Iris has some lovely designs. Have you made her earrings she so kindly gave us the pattern for on her blog last month? Another lovely design. Karen in OR

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Delia is beautiful! Iris's patterns are certainly engaging, and I love that they're completed in one round. Hmm... I hadn't thought about using a smaller thread so that I wouldn't have to join new thread... brilliant! ; )

sewmuchfun4 said...

That is BEAUTIFUL, Marty! I haven't tatted one of Iris's patterns yet, but they always catch my eye when someone posts one. You did a lovely job!
:) Ann

Bonnie said...

Beautiful!

Lebasi Aneres said...

bellisimoooo

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I'm trying to wrap my head around this design being a stress reliever for you! Iris is brilliant in her 'one round' patterns. I have done only one (much simpler) pattern of hers, but this looks kind of complicated! It's just gorgeous and I love the color.

I'm also totally enchanted with your pendants and phone charms! Just lovely. And I like the 'cable' necklace idea also.

It never ceases to amaze me how versatile tatting is, and how beads very much complement it.

csipkelelk┼▒ said...

It's gorgeous! I love its colour.

Tatskool said...

Your Delia is a delight, I out my latest doiley down in the middle and now I can't remember if it was Delia!
I feel the urge to tat a doiley but have too many things that MUST be done.

Iris Niebach said...

This one is so beautiful, I have no words. Thank you so much for showing,
Iris