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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Under The African Sky

I think tatting a doily is like reading a good book! I loved the beginning and and the build up to the little animals.
This picture is the last one made and I felt comfortable with hiding the knot and the starting the leg. 

I enjoyed making these cute little guys, I tie them off with sewing needle and I know it is weird but it takes 12 mins to tie off three of them :)
 I am not a fan of this chain linking and black is hard to see, but they were kind of addictive somehow.

And now the hot red ground under the feet, I chose to do the Fox thing, and add a beads to head of the little critters. 

I am at last chapter of this little doily book and I learned quite a bit about the author too, at least I would like to think so, how talented she is and how she designed this beautiful doily with many elements and techniques that tatting has to offer.  

I hide my threads this way at beginning of split rings and this was a mistake and I can undo a ring but prefer to cut and tie on I feel it looks neater.
Thank you :)  Janemactats her wonderful pattern can be found here 

28 comments:

  1. Oh my, these little animals have to be made one by one! And they have beads. Yes, this is a sophisticated pattern, but natural looking at the same time.

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  2. This is a magnificent design - in the colours you chose, it reminds me very much of the ochres and red earth of the Australian landscape.

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    1. I Didn't think of that, but it works and I have seen photos of Australia this works there to. Ahh may be change the animals to kangaroos :)

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  3. This particular doily really IS a Book ! It is the Only doily/tatting I've come across that encaptures & narrates a Story so vividly, visually, & directly ! Jane McLellan has truly created sparkling magic with this piece, & you are doing it so well too :-) It looks stunning.

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    1. Yes it is rare to find a doily with animals in it and now I have one! :)

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  4. Your daily looks awesome. Love the color choices. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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    1. Yes I am half way round and love the ending so far!

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  5. How true comparing this particular doiily to a book, it is indeed a pattern with so many techniques, extremely clever and lovely to see it being tatted especially with close-ups of the animals, my what patience! Looking forward to the ending which will indeed be a happy one! Well done Jane and you.

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  6. Hallo
    Ohhh wie wunderschön dieses Deckchen ist. Einfach nur Traumhaft auch diese Farben .
    Ich bewundere dich so sehr für dieses können. Das ist reine Feinstarbeit. ganz liebe Grüsse Marlies

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, this has been fun!

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  7. Your mat is totally stunning and beautiful, well done. I look forward to seeing it when you have finished
    Margaret

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  8. Oh Carollyn, I am relieved you're enjoying the book! It's looking wonderful. I did want to tell a story and am glad that the story is being read.

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    1. I am glad that I got around to reading this, I really did want to tat this one and you told your story well,Thank You :)

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  9. Your doily looks truly wonderful!!! :)

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  10. I am looking forward to the African Sky challenge on Oct1st with umintsuru and other tatters who want to join us. You have set the bar high! : ) Very impressive piece!

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    1. Thanks, after what you are doing this will feel like a snowflake :)

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  11. Piękna serwetka i bardzo energetyczne kolory.

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  12. Thank You, I really like the colors too!

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  13. Ohhh wat mooi zeg! Het ziet er erg moeilijk uit Carolyn.
    groetjes, Marianne.

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  14. Thank you :) there are lots of little pieces to put together.

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  15. I really like the colours you chose. There are so many possibilities. A wonderful pattern by Jane and your interpretation is brilliant.

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    1. Thank you I really like yours too! and it really made me work at things I normally would not choose to :)

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  16. Que tapete tan bonito y colorido!!! Un trabajo espectacular!!!

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    1. Oh Thank You I think it is like a sun set in Africa :)

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