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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Tatting and Minature Blacksmithing?

Here is my latest round of the "Make it up as I go along".
Directions below.
It is 2 rings  of 5 double stitches separated by 3 picots and a chain of 10 double stitches ,connect  to previous chains picot and 10 double stitches, and repeat all way round.
My son gave this to me for Mothers Day, he is trying out "Miniature Blacksmithing"
below are pictures of how he made this from a nail
along with other works.










33 comments:

  1. The doily is looking great, and your son's work is impressive.

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  2. Making it up as you go along seems like a great way to practice designing large doilies. I had no idea miniature blacksmithing was even a thing!

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    1. I didn't either, It was on you tube :) maybe under a different name :)

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  3. Love how your doily is developing. Wow, miniature blacksmithing sounds more fiddly than tatting. Good for him.

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    1. I know and with little danger too :)

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  4. Carollyn , doily is charming. and the work of his son - precision :)

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  5. Your doily looks so pretty! I can't imagine learning blacksmithing in miniature. Just think of the control needed... amazing!

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    1. Thank you. I know it is something I never thought of and with a nail too, just need a miniature dragon to slay :)

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  6. Your doily is looking lovely,
    I like his miniature sword, just need the miniature dragon, perhaps a Welsh dragon, The minature world of dolls houses would go mad for his sword, all things minature hold a high price.
    I should say happy Mother's Day, in the uk we have our Mother's Day in March, we like to be different from the rest of the world.
    Have a good day
    Margaret

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  7. Thank You Margaret, I wonder the time of year other countries celebrate a Woman's Day.

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  8. Beautiful doily, I like its colours.

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  9. Frywolitka piękna ale miecz, piękny. Cóż za precyzja. Brak mi słów. Gratulacje

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    1. I will tell him, your complement, thank you :)

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  10. Your doily is coming along really nicely Carollyn. Love the miniature sword!

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    1. Thank You, I wondered what you would think:) maybe a chain mill mesh suit to go with it :)

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  11. Very pretty doily round !
    And Gosh !!! Such fine work on the sword!

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  12. nice sword...good... because not for war ;-D

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    1. Really so true, only imaginary dragons :)

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  13. I love your guesses doily!!! You seem to be coming up with a wonderful pattern!! :)
    That is interesting about the miniature blacksmithing! :)

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    1. Thanks, I thought you all may be interested in something I know I had never heard of :)

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  14. Very good artist your son! Compliments! Beautiful also your work!
    regards
    sabrina

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  15. thank You Macrame Modena I will tell my son!

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  16. thank You Macrame Modena I will tell my son!

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  17. My dad is a blacksmith too and he makes those little nail swords too!! My nieces and nephews love to bang on them and make their own as well. He gets these double head nails for theirs so it has a handle and guard built in.

    I love your doily and may have to make one!

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  18. I will let him know that, thank you we will have to search for some, great tip thanks

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