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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Tatted Lace in the New Year!


I was working on another frame and just finished it for new years.

This Pattern is from the Handy Hands News letter Volume 16 Issue 1 winter 2008
these little booklets can be ordered separately from them, or find on free vintage patterns somewhere. The silk print I purchased off of e-bay to place in a baby cloth book.

I am using Lizbeth thread 40, and as always I make mistakes, and here is a picture of  opening a ring that was closed. You separate between picots and then pull the ring thread out at that point, not at the bottom of the ring where it was closed. Then when have plenty of thread slide the double stitches open at bottom (picture is of the sliding of the thread  to original opening) then you have it to where you can fix it, this works most of the time, but some threads are too weak, or not enough sheen to slide. 

And just started the Monster Doily from the Polish Magazine "Robotki"  I did a split ring to climb out of the first round so I don't have to hide threads, I figure this will take the year!
My son went to a dress up party for New Years Eve at sisters work, and it was for the "Roaring 20's", so this picture we took last night, and this morning we turned it into black and white.  It looks like my grandparents huh :)  or one of my favorite shows "Downton Abby"and I made his spats he loved them, they had fun!
Happy new year to all!

22 comments:

  1. Love the frame!!!! :)
    Great start to the doily!!! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, hope your new year is wonderful!

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  2. Beautiful frame, love the picture.
    The picture looks great in black and white who would know it was taken yesterday, we in the UK have just had the fifth series of Downton abby and a Christmas special they are coming back in the autunm.
    Your doily looks good not started mine I have been doing the peacock from the German book.
    Margaret

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  3. Thank You, I have been wanting to do that Peacock and will some day that is exciting can't wait till you post it!

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  4. Lovely frame and a very cool photo! It is Downton Abby-like. Pammy Sue

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  5. Ha! I know I used to have that mouse fabric! I wonder if it's still hiding in the house somewhere? I think I'm going to like the Monster Doily in brown. It looks great so far!

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    1. I started the next round and looks like I have to take foxes advice and draw out my own directions for each round.

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  6. Happy New Year Carollyn. That's a good way to frame a sweet picture, I like the squares in the corners like that. I had to open a number of rings yesterday, I obviously wasn't paying enough attention. That method works fine with Milford thread that is tightly spun.

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    1. Yes, If it works the first time then I can do it through out, but if not I just cut through out. :)

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  7. The frame is gorgeous Carollyn! Kudos for starting the Monster Doily. Happy New Year!

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  8. Adorable pic of your kids! Smashing.

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  9. Very informative and interesting post !
    The photograph transports us back in time !!!
    I undo rings just like you have described - came across this technique through pinterest. Works really well except in rings where there is no picot .
    Will be looking forward to your doily progress :-)

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    1. I agree with you there, I came across something that seemed to work by mistake and I wanted to try it some more till I can figure out what I actually did, if you know what I mean.

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    2. Carollyn, I found the exact tutorial that I followed .... http://tattingfarmchick.blogspot.in/2011/06/tatting-hint.html

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    3. That picture is very nice, got the crochet hook to show where she pulls it.

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  10. Thank you for your version of opening rings.i'll try it!
    Your son looks great on this picture.i like his spats!!
    Monster doily should look good in brown!!good start of the year!

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  11. Thanks, and now I wonder, have you started the monster doily?

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  12. Happy new year! I've found the same way to open rings on yarnplayer's blog - very useful, I need it often ;) - if there aren't pp, I try to enlarge the ring about in its midpoint. It works also with size 80... Sigh!

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  13. Thank You, and I agree size 80 works too and surprisingly well too.

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  14. Carollyn, go check out my latest post! :O

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