Monday, May 27, 2019

Unending Doilies

i emptied several bobbins completing these little doilies. I used rings of 5 picots separated by one double stitch. The one with yellow in it was worked in a spiral while I worked the smaller one in successive rounds. I like the latter’s shape best so I will do that again.

The one that matches the latest Concentric Rectangles doily will be going to the dollhouse, too.

I’m headed back to my UFO bin. I have a mistake to correct on the Renulek doily before I can move forward again with that one.  My most recent successes have inspired me to tackle that before I put my shuttles away.

Happy tatting!

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Concentric Rectangle complete

This UFO is now complete. It is destined to be a rug in my granddaughter’s dollhouse. I replaced the final round with all chains for a better fit in its new home.

Now I shall get back to work on my Unending Doily so I can free up a few shuttle bobbins. 

Happy tatting!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Elemental documents updated

Hello, fellow tatters. The links to Element-al Approach to Tatting and its companion Techniques document have been updated to show the latest versions. Lenka's spiral rings and Ninetta's treble tatting are among the changes. I created these documents to help me when designing. Both are provided in Word or pdf formats.

Elemental Approach offers ideas for increasing the complexity of simple elements. For example, you will find lists of possible substitutions for the usual rings, chains, and picots. You can use these lists to increase the complexity of the pattern, or use it to find an element you know to replace an element you don't know.

The Techniques companion document is a listing of various techniques with links to tutorials and practice patterns.

I invite you to email me or leave comments here in my blog if you have any suggestions to be added to either of these documents. All links worked at the time they were added. Please let me know if you find any that are no longer working.

Happy tatting!