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Monday, March 16, 2015

Ben Fikker Doily

UMI and TSURU and tat-ology have started this beautiful doily, I really enjoy seeing there work and hope i can keep up :(  used colors I have, and didn't like the yellow was too bright and too much!

I just cut it out and started over.  The darker pink is size 100 and the new yellow is 50 lets hope I can work this out :)
more on that later.

I love to make this Josephine chain and the shapes are unique and artistic, I believe this is the second time I have use this.   This style of directions is different, in the tatting world they keep evolving and I do have to rewrite them down. glad to have diagram but no numbers beside them :(
Sometimes I think that is what makes tatting hard, like the really old patterns, no diagrams can be a struggle. 

19 comments:

  1. Looks like a beautiful flower!! :)

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    1. Thanks, I certainly choose a different combo this time.

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  2. Very pretty! What an interesting blog you have!

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    1. Thank you Lilas I enjoyed yours too!

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  3. I had a look at Anne Orr yesterday and those pattern notations are certainly daunting!

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    1. I must re-write an entire Anne Orr pattern in my own way in order to tat it correctly. And I use a lot of coloured markers too!

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    2. Yes it is like a puzzle to figure out but the patterns are so pretty! we should get jobs as code deciphering, cause we have lots of practice!

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  4. Interesting colour combo! We all have very different choices so it will be fun to see very differing designs at the end.

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    1. Yes, I worry about that I was thinking of violets at one point!

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  5. This looks like another fun tat along! Your colors are gorgeous - reminds me of a pansy.

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  6. Yes I was going for that or a fusha :)

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  7. Lovely colours, I agree the yellow did not do it, Looking forward to seeing what you use.
    I learnt on the old pattern style and having a diagram is a whole lot easier, and the new way of writing is really useful, but teaching someone to tat I am teaching both so they can learn to tat the old patterns as well as the new way.
    Margaret

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  8. Oh, I would said as Cindy : the first one looks like "une pensée", I think in English it's called a pansy. I've learn something ^_^ Wonderful doilies. <3

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    1. Very good! that is what I was going for!

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