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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Queen Ann's Lace, With Tatting

It is not the name in the pattern book but one I gave it :) the name is  "The Tatted Doily"

So many failed attempts (post those later) and started about  a year ago.


One shuttle patterns are very floppy, and with so many attempts and mistakes, I found a tip on how deal with it... 


After each round  pin to a board and give a spritz (not a ton) of hair spray. This will be washed out later on. Many mistakes attaching to twisted picots.  


   When done, the tiny red flower also in picture, I figure it will be in proper proportion to this flower I picked early summer.

26 comments:

  1. You're so brave doing a one shuttle doily. I've never been a fan of designs with bare threads showing. I can never get them all the same length. It's a pretty design though.

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  2. Thanks I know what you mean and I found that the thread has a stretch to it too, and different kinds stretch more than others. But I think I am okay with this imperfection and think of it as natural looking and like that home made look to it. Where in other tatting I go for the trying to get it all the same.

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  3. It does remind me of Queen Ann's Lace!! You have done a fabulous job!! :)

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  4. Great idea. Very creative and really looks like Queen Anne’s Lace. Nice!

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  5. Das ist eine wundervolle Handarbeit. Sie ist sehr fein und gefällt mir!

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  6. Your research is very interesting and the result more and more beautiful. I look forward to see your flower in the spring and already dreaming of making one ! The idea is very original :-)

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    1. I forgot to post link of pattern send me your email mine is tennbrown@ gmail.com

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  7. That's amazing. Not easy, but worth the effort because it does look like Queen Anne lace. Hair spray? Goodness, I'd have thought it would make the work sticky, but I haven't used hairspray for decades, so perhaps I'm not up to date.

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    1. We have humidity here, where I live, and I am guessing you don't :)

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  8. Thank your all next round is funner it hold it together more!

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  9. Wonderful work, hairspray never would have thought about using it, I wonder if it would work on snowflakes that need a little bit of stiffening
    Look forward to seeing hiw it works out
    Margaret

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    1. I bought a cheep one and tried it on snowflakes but it yellowed s bit, so I had to wash it out, worth it to try different brands.

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  10. So dainty !!! Very interesting tip & process.
    Looking forward to the next round :-)

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    1. Thanks, Ill show more pictures of before hair spray cause it really does twist up and annoys while tatting

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  11. Wow Carolyn that is amazing!
    I understand because that was very difficult to make!
    Beautiful work!
    regards
    sabrina

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  12. Thanks for your word of encouragement :)

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  13. Carolyn, that turned out beautifully! I can almost see the chickory and sweet peas growing next to it! (And a wee bit of kudzu. . . and the humidity...)

    Gorgeous!

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    1. Ah you are so right, must have been around here at some point in your life!

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  15. I love Queen Anne's Lace, and I've been wanting to tat a doily for ages! I'm so glad you've found a pattern that looks like it. I've never thought to use hair spray.

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  16. I have started this so many times and the little rings just flip around and hide and I connect to wrong place and then start over again then I realize it the were stiff like the snow flakes then I wouldn't miss so much and it really helped.

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