|After my first successful interlocking rings, I was so excited to start the next three rounds.|
I wanted an African "sunset" theme.
Jane McLellan's doily found here
|This round was fun, like Celtic weaving but way less stressful :)|
|This is a shirt I sketched out and embroidered over 30 years ago for my husband , my youngest son is wearing it now. |
I made another of this for my eldest son, who loved it and borrowed this a lot in high school.
|This is the Bird of Phoenix, we met in Arizona this is where I was first introduced to the wonderful creature. I love my husband and felt I had found Phoenix then, I love all the stories and meanings of this bird some are told here|
All cultures that have stories on this bird are beautiful and refreshing to read.
I like the stories, some tell of capacity of vision, and virtues, and peace.
Just wow to the start of Jane's doily it certainly looks like an African sunset. And that Phoenix, really do admire your skill - the only story I know about the Phonenix is when it rises up from the ashes of a fire. Good luck with the doilyReplyDelete
Thanks Sally, while surfing web take the time, I did leave a link to the stories under "here" on last picture.Delete
Your doily is going to be beautiful! I have bought my tatting supplies, but I haven't even tried it yet. I will some day! You are an inspiration.ReplyDelete
You are the super bestest :) at crochet work I have minimal skills there, You Tube is great if starting out and it's free wish we lived closer we could trade knowledge :)Delete
Ooohhh, i am so envious of your ability to tat the interlocking rings! It is going to be a few weeks before I begin this one, as I haven't even got the thread yet!ReplyDelete
Oh thanks Fox, I got this one in the middle, but if wasn't till after I committed that I realized they were all around the edge, :( and I did figure out I need to pin the last one to remember where I am at with those rings. I did win some thread a while back but with all those choices I still order more.Delete
I can feel it in my stomach, Carollyn, these are true African colors. It takes an artist like you to get that right the first time.ReplyDelete
That shirt is amazing!! I like the fact that your son wants to wear it!!
Thanks tally you are kind to me!ReplyDelete
Have you bought one of the very few remaining Phoenix shuttles at Tatting and Design?ReplyDelete
I Love your Sunset interpretation of the doily, Carollyn ! It will really stand out - the colours are already stunning :-)ReplyDelete
And Wow! Such intricate enbroidery ! Beautifully sketched & the amount of effort it must have taken to fill it all with satin stitch .... I'm so glad the shirt is still around & being worn - makes it all so worth it . Thanks for sharing the pics & to your 'Model' too, for patiently posing of it ;-))
Thank you muskaan, It is nice that the shirt is still around, the fabric is getting thin, when it is worn it still draws attention. I told my son what you said and he gave a shy smile.Delete
Wow, Carollyn, I love, love, love the idea of an African sunset! And your phoenix is amazing, such a lot of work, I also think it's great that it is being worn.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jane, that means a lot coming from the designer! the fabric is getting thin but it still draws attention :)Delete
Your doily is looking fabulous!!! :)ReplyDelete
Very nice bird!! :)
Thanks G Kid :)ReplyDelete