Tuesday, March 3, 2009

If you unwound a doily, it would reach from here to...


...well, maybe not the moon, but possibly around the house?


What I have in the photo is round 7 of a doily that I am designing in celtic style. So the "mess" you see will be arranged to form a circle, looped through the previous round, and all linked up on the following round. At least that's the plan.
And - to challenge myself further, I'm attempting to limit the design to what can be tatted using only 1 shuttle and a ball thread. At this point, no fancy advanced techniques have been used, just the celtic overlapping, which really isn't that hard. I'm not sure I can hold out to the end without throwing some 2 shuttle work in there, but I'm attempting to keep it an "intermediate" level doily.

9 comments:

Christine said...

I can't wait to see your finished project!!

tattrldy said...

Good luck with the one-shuttle & ball idea! I have a hard time doing that anymore. I'll bet it's wonderfuls either way. Looking forward to seeing the final results.

TattingChic said...

Your new design sounds totally awesome! I can't wait to see it! :)

Clyde said...

Please hurry I would like to see it now as I am sure it will be beautiful.

Susanne said...

Oh I really look forward to seeing it, I am sure it will be great and I like tatted doilies.

Needledreams said...

Looks good! Can't wait to see the final result. I love celtic style tatting.

shiborigirl said...

Sounds interesting. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

Kate

yarnplayer said...

All you wonderful folks leave such nice, encouraging comments! I'll have to keep pushing to finish that doily.

am I still me? said...

Oooo, hurry, hurry, can't wait. LOL. I like it so far. Celtic tatting is just so interesting!