Thursday, July 04, 2013

Valdani, for Fox

These two pictures are to show Fox how pretty Valdani can look when it is used for bobbin lace. This was an easy pattern, and in all took me around five hours. I now need to get it off the pillow, and do it again, as I made quite a few mistakes, but I hate unpicking! It was always intended as a bobbin thread, it is only two ply, (I think...) and although it can be tatted, as you can see if you wander back through my blog (yawn, no don't!) I think it works better on a pillow.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Late night, after wine...

This is probably an unwise moment to decide to update...
And so let me start with this. My daughter thinks it looks like a relic from the 70s, when we all had rainbow fabrics everywhere, *sigh* she's right. So I will go no further with this one, design from "Be-stitched". Also she warns us that the SLT doesn't work so well, and I am inclined to agree. This is a pretty crap piece of tatting, and my only excuse is that I was trapped in a car, traversing the Czech Republic. :(
So, I decided to draw on my rather faulty memory and do ... this. It is a Mary Konior design, and I love it, although just right now I can not remember the name. :( 
I do need to do another square to finish it, but due to rather faulty progress  and many distractionsI am not holding my breath!
What is this? Yet another WIP, this is from the Tina Frauberger book from the Georgia Seitz pages. Yes I made a mistake, but WTH, I pretty much never unpick, I choose to live with my mistakes...or else I abandon the whole boiling lot... BTW this is part of a six motif ring...hmm just another five to go.