Thursday, October 11, 2007

Submissions for the museum display

These things are not part of the challenge!

These are just some photos of things I have made in past years that I am submitting to a lace exhibit. As you can see, I did tat a lot of white! That would help explain my madness for color...been there, done that, you know.

The heart with the calligraphy (yes, I did the calligraphy!) is from one of Elgiva Nicholls' books.


Tatting appliqued onto net. I sewed it on with invisible nylon thread. I had a lot of patience in those days! (20 or so years ago?) Probably now I would use fabric adhesive.






The collars are from patterns appearing in the Priscilla Tatting Book No. 2 or books of similar vintage.

The weaving here is incorporating tatting that was tatted onto the yarn leaving long tails that were woven in as part of the fabric. The edging was added after the piece was hemmed.

This teal and white is another example of tatting appliqued onto net. My own design. Not quite a collar, not quite a necklace, so I call it a "neckpiece". This was the forerunner to my necklace designing.


This doily is from the pattern "Noel" in the book "Floriade" by Ben Fikkert. It is only the center part of the pattern, and I added the beads.

I'll be taking these to the Lighthouse Lacers meeting on Saturday, Oct. 14 where examples of all sorts of lace will be brought to prepare a presentation for the exhibit committee. It'll be a while before I find out if any of my pieces are accepted for the exhibit, but I'll keep you posted.

18 comments:

Marty said...

If they aren't accepted somebody must be looking at 'em cross-eyed! They are all absolutely beautiful.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

What beautiful pieces! I think I need to move beyond the tiny motifs if I ever want to catch up!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

These are all stunning Marilee! Thanks for sharing. I just know you will get chosen.

Jane Eborall said...

Well I haven't 'done' white for forty years or so but seeing your work I'm tempted!!! Beautiful work and SUCH a lot!!!!
JaneEb

snowy said...

By strange coincidence I was looking at that heart in the Elgiva Nicholls book this morning, and deciding that as there isn't an exact pattern given that it was beyond me.
You have some amazing work, so beautiful, and such large pieces, I can imagine the time involved!
Best luck.

clyde said...

Such stunning work Marilee, you should be very proud and I am certain that it will be chosen for the display.

***Jon**** said...

I am breathless looking at such beautiful work. That is such a lot of work to me. You are such a wonderful tatter.

BJ said...

Just amazing work. And what a great idea to submit it for a museum. It should certainly be well-received. Being new, comparitively, at tatting I am just in awe. Thank you for sharing, and Sue H. for bringing it to HBT members attention.
best wishes, BJ in NM

Tattycat said...

I am stunned. So much beautiful work by one amazing woman! The tatting, beading, applique, weaving - they are all award winning! I am sure you will be chosen. Thank you for sharing.

Tatting N Craftin RainbowRose said...

Oh WoW!!! I would say one would DEFINITELY have lots of patience to make these. Soo GORGEOUS and BREATH TAKING Marilee!!! I don't know that I'll ever get up to making such gorgeous items. HATS OFF TO YOU. I too CAN NOT see them NOT accepting such beautiful work. I agree with BJ, they would have to be cross-eyed it they do!!!!

Gina said...

I've long admired that Nichol's heart though I've not had the patience to try to sort it out myself. You've tatted it beautifully. I especially like your neckpiece - a beautiful balance of negative space and design. Good for you for submitting your work!
:-) Gina

Gina said...

OH, just to clarify, I said your neckpiece, but I was talking about the tatting appliqued onto net. The rest are beautiful, but I especially liked that one.

:-) Gina

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely fabulous, Marilee. Your work is impeccable. I am blown away by the "neckpiece" and the tatting applied on the netting. And the heart piece as well! You are very talented.

yarnplayer said...

Thanks much, I wish you all were the exhibit committee! The thing about "juried" shows is that the selection people usually have a certain theme that they want to project, and a limited amount of exhibit space. Just because a work wasn't selected doesn't mean it's not "good", it just means that other works fit the theme better, and they ran out of room. I've had my stuff rejected loads of times, so I've learned to take it "with a grain of salt" or "spoonful of sugar" or whatever the saying is.

TattingChic said...

Those are amazing. I am speechless.

Eliz (tatknot) said...

Beautiful just doesn't seem sufficient. Totusmel provided a link to this in her post today. I'm SO glad I took the time to visit. What an inspiring collection!

tattrldy said...

Wow! These are lovely. I happened to see the link Totusmel had on her blog on the 15th (still trying to catch up after vacation) and thought I'd come see. Beautiful! When I grow up I want to be able to do stuff like this just like you!

yarnplayer said...

Thank you, tatknot and tattrldy, the secret is to NOT grow up, LOL! Having fun playing with tatting brings new ideas.