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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

adagio

(adagio means slowly, cautiously)

The last round has 20 separated motifs, I'm enjoying this round a lot! There was a false start, as I made picots longer than the necessary and the first motif cupped. I cut the first gauge in half (oh, don't worry, it was just a small plastic slice) but was not yet perfect. After smoothing the plastic with a nail file, the third motif was perfect.

Absolutely slow tatting, but I like very much this doily. In case I want to tat it again, I should remember a lesson learnt when I tatted the "Mary Maynard's small doily" (http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2009/marymalltathplacedoily.html), that is - in that doily - the round with hairpin lace rings is tatted before the centre and left open till the last repetition of the centre, this prevented the bigger round to twist and joining picots was easier.
tatted hairpin lace

In Burda's doily, the rounds with block tatting are made first, then you join them and previous round with a next round (that is block tatting isn't directly connected to previous round but "trapped" by next one). It would had been far better if I had left the rounds with block tatting opened till the end of next round, in that case I wouldn't have had one block upside down and a chain twisted.

What's all this about? It is that now I understood why they wrote"TWO tatted doilies" as a title over this pattern! (Implicitly saying "do it twice, the second would be better"?). My opinion: not at an "Intermediate" tatting level, even it is "just" block tatting.

jal-ga
( http://www.mahalo.com/how-to-say-goodbye-or-see-you-later-in-korean )
Ninetta
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19 comments:

  1. Both doilies are gorgeous!!! I LOVE the block tatted doily!!!!!!!!! :)

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  2. What a beautiful doily! Despite it being slow going, it looks like you will be done very soon.

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  3. Thank you very much Sue and Robin!

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  4. Working cautiously is the order of the day. Beautiful work in both projects.

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  5. Piękna i bardzo misterna jest ta serweta.

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  6. Thank you so much Bernice, Muskaan and Malgos.
    @Muskaan very appropriate, thumb up!

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  7. Well, I'd say it's not for the faint of heart! Well worth the effort involved though, it's really beautiful.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Jane. I like a lot this pattern :)

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  8. Tow lovely doilies, thank you for sharing the pattern, it looks a pattern not for the faint hearted.
    Margaret

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    1. thank you for your comment Margaret :)

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  9. Wow you win the prize for the most beautiful tiny thread doilies ever! I am amazed always to see your blog and the work you do and document! hugs and kisses your work is alway splendid Ninetta. From Carollyn :)

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  10. OOOOH! I adore that pink doily! I love the pattern and the thread is perfect!

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  11. It is so beautiful, Ninetta, and so tiny and delicate! I really admire your work.

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  12. Hey it's me again about those flowers (hydrangeas) in the united states their nick name is called the Snowball plant, but that doesn't make a pretty girls name either :)

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta