Tuesday, August 2, 2016
A Doily for This Thread
I like to keep some simple-to-tat projects going as much of my tatting time is done with the children underfoot or on the go. You've probably noticed that I've posted several small projects lately. Those are nice in that they provide a quick feeling of having produced something, but I find that lately I prefer projects that I can work on for days, weeks, or even months. With all of my larger projects completed or on hold for some reason, I needed another one going.
I'm also trying to work primarily with the threads in my stash this year. In spite of that, my projects usually start first with a design I want to tat, then the selection of thread. This time, it was a thread I really want to use. I just love this softly colored variegated thread by Manuela, but I've really struggled to find the right project for this thread.
I finally settled on a doily pattern and paired it with this lovely Lizbeth color. The final round is made up of more of the center motifs. I've got a third color I think I'll introduce in the next to last round. If I don't like it, I'll just cut it out and tat it again in this Manuela color.
This pattern was shared in the form of a diagram and a picture through an old Geocities website. I don't know the designer or the name of the person who shared the pattern. The person who posted it said he/she used it with beginners as it is made up entirely of rings and chains. If you recognize the design, please let me know. I will share the old link when I post the final picture of the doily.