Have you got any books from which you've never made a thing? I do. Lots of them. The other day (okay -- a couple of weeks ago) I dug out my copy of the DMC Book of Charted Tatting Designs and made this little doily. It's made with Lizbeth size 40 thread and measures 8.25 inches (21 cm) at it's widest point. I can't tell you which design it is, because now I can't find the book. I think it's either at my dad's house or in the back of my car -- maybe. All the rings and chains are made with picots separated with three ds. Really. So, it's a hairy doily. I was going to make it without all those picots -- but I have to find the book first.
In the meantime, I've been working on an entry for the Shuttlebirds Workshop "Go Wild" contest. I'm beginning to wonder if it will get done before I wear out the thread unpicking, unpicking, unpicking. The rules allow up to 8 entries (one in each category -- or is it two?). I'll be lucky to get ONE finished!
Not quite tatting!! - Many people say to me when they see me tatting - 'oh, isn't that crochet or almost the same'? Well I gently explain that it isn't like crochet as this is a...
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