Monday, December 28, 2009

Size matters!

It is often said that size doesn't matter...however I have a problem here. My collar, made from the pattern Eunice in Lyn Morton's book "Tatting Patterns", is very pretty but it would probably be rather tight on a baby! It just fits around the base of a wine glass. I guess the silk thread is rather finer than the size 20 Altin Basak thread that she suggests. I have no idea how one might adjust a pattern like that to make it bigger...I will have to try a different pattern.

This motif come from Myra Piper's book and is called "Forget-me-not". Here I was using a fine silk thread, perhaps 100? Anyway although I had previously made this pattern in a larger thread with no problem, in this size the outer round just didn't fit.
Luckily this is not a problem nowadays, for Sherry takes all tatting scraps, willingly, to use for her pottery, so nothing is actually wasted. :)
P.S. look TattingChic, for once I actually sewed in those ends on the collar!

12 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

The collar is beautiful! If it's too small for a baby, maybe it could be used for a special doll, then your beautiful work could be displayed.

❦TattingChic said...

LOL! It looks divine (with the ends sewed in!!!) LOL! YAY!!! You could put that collar on a doll? Like a nice porcelain doll maybe? It's absolutely gorgeous. Your motif is lovely, too! Yes, I've got a few things to send off to Sherry, myself!

Jill said...

It IS beautiful though!!

Krystle said...

If you need a baby to wear that pretty collar let me know! :-)

sewmuchfun4 said...

The collar is SO pretty! I keep thinking that perhaps there is SOME way to make it work - some beautiful satin ribbon? I feel your pain though. I made two collars for my twin nieces years ago. They had shadow embroidered birds and flowers on the fabric. The collar size I chose was too small and they were never worn. I was bummed...
Ann :)

Tatskool said...

The collar is beautiful, I like the idea of putting it on a doll to show it off.
Happy New Year and great tatting.

Elisadusud said...

Very very beautiful is your collar! Bravo! Happy new year for you and your family.Kiss

d ogo said...

very cool

godofredo

d ogo said...

very cool

godofredo

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Linda said...

Your collar is beautiful! I think I would really look nice on a pillow made out of an elegant pastel fabric. Just my thoughts.

LissC said...

These are just beautiful. I had never heard of tatting before I started reading the blogs here. I would love to work it into my beading. Thanks for sharing your pics!