Thursday, March 3, 2016

Dorothy Edging - more Christmas 2015 projects

While I'm working on the Benporath mystery project, I'll share some more of my Christmas 2015 tatting.

I have lots of patterns and patterns in books, but sometimes you get an idea in your head and just can't find anything that fits just right. That's the story behind this edging. I wanted something dainty and open, sort of a stained glass window look. So I finally picked up shuttle and thread and started tatting. It fell into place perfectly. The thread is size 30 Cecelia.

Attaching my tatting to anything with needle and thread is a real challenge for me and causes hours, in this case days, of pain afterward, so please don't judge my sewing too harshly. I'm just thankful I managed to get it attached at all.

I call the pattern Dorothy in honor of my mother for whom I designed it. I'll try to work up a pdf of the pattern for you in the months to come, but I'm committed at the moment to another project for my granddaughter with only a few weeks to get it finished. Meanwhile, enjoy the pic.

12 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I love your edging! I like that you've designed it in honor of your mother. Maybe some day I'll be inspired to design something in honor of my mother. After all, where would we be without them?

muskaan said...

Very dainty & pretty :-)

God's Kid said...

That is such an elegant and beautiful pattern!!! Your edging is stunning!!! :)
I can't wait till you have the pattern up!! :)

Suztats said...

Very pretty and lacy!

West Pine Creations said...

This is a gorgeous design. Very impressive!

StringyDogs said...

Very pretty!

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely edging, and very hanky, will you be sharing the pattern
Margaret

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

Thank you. Yes, I will be posting the pattern once I've worked it up.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I agree with everyone about this beautifully designed edging. Very very special!

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

Thank you, Kathy.

Winnie said...

Lovely edging! Different from the usual rings and chains.

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

Thank you, Winnie.