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Monday, 27 October 2014

100 posts! - WIP and attach tatting to fabric

I can't believe this is the hundredth post! I should say that without all your kind comments I'd have stopped soon! Thank you very much for your priceless support!

The African doily is already at its second last row, you see that I'm still dithering between yellow and pink, but in this moment I like both so probably I'll keep on tatting one another colour.


Dianire, in a previous post, asked how I attach tatting to fabric. Of course it depends on which kind of fabric, on the design, if it's an insertion or an edging. 



You can find a lot on the net, I've "googled": "attach tatting to fabric" and I obtained 55.400 results! There's also a thread on InTatters.
I like suggesting you to read at least these 3 links:

http://threadsofatattinggoddess.blogspot.it/2011/07/attaching-tatting-to-fabric.html
http://www.tatsall.ca/tips.htm#attach1

I prefer two methods, the hidden stitches and the button-hole stitch.


In order to prepare a piece of linen fabric, for example, I take out one strand from the fabric with a pin, about 1cm from the border; then I fold the fabric 2 times and tack it in position, Then I sew the hem with the same thread that I used for tatting or one similar to the fabric - I usually sew a single hem stitch ("orlo a giorno semplice"). See also http://encyclopediaofneedlework.com/chapter_3.html


Ah! Have you seen the news about the mystery doily? It's no more a mistery, the designer is Dr. CeSea Lawson. Read Georgia Seitz's article here: www.bellaonline.com/articles/art184204.asp (ooops! ...as soon as it will be available again!)

Ciao,
Ninetta

20 comments:

  1. First off love the changing colors of the animals keep it it is beautiful! Second, you are so talented and perfect golden hands you have :) Third so thankful for the internet and to be able to see your work
    Hugs :)

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    1. Thank you, you are so nice! Hugs :)

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  2. complimenti per il centesimo post! i tuoi lavori sono bellissimi

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  3. Congratulations on your 100th post.
    Your doily is looking lovely.
    Margaret

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  4. Wow! 100! That really went fast!

    Your tatting is so wonderful. Really perfection. Thank you for all your great posts and videos.
    XXOO Fox : )

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  5. Congratulations on completing a century, Ninetta :-)))

    I love your monsoon-themed version of the doily -- a very fresh feel !

    Very clear & easy-to-follow tips & schematics.

    Here’s wishing you many many more happy hours (and years) of blogging & sharing :-)

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    1. Thank you very much, I appreciate a lot your thought as you're an expert of tips!

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    2. Oh dear me. You do know how to pull my leg, don't you, Ninetta ?! ;-))

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    3. I love your blog muskaan!

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  6. Congratulations on your 100th quality post, Ninetta!!

    Do you know how they say 'point clair' in English?

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    1. Thank you Tally! I don't know, maybe could it be the same as the ladder hem stitch? Have you a link to an image?

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  7. I would love to make some tatted trim and then attach it to something!

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    1. Yes, I know... Elisabeth would love a tatted hanky! :)

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  8. Your doily is looking wonderful!!! :)

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    1. Thank you very much, as always you have nice words for me, hugs :)

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  9. 100 posts! That's a milestone! Thank you for all you post as you inspire the rest of us.
    Melanie

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta