Monday, 18 December 2017

and on we go

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I just Had to share the completion of this round! It looks so pretty in real – like a large flower. A very good stage to stop, too, if one so desires.
But I changed the background to bring in some more interest.

As usual, I chose to work the few rings backside since it is largely a chains round with lots of picots.

My logic for using 2 colours? – to avoid contamination. I wanted to maintain the lovely arching effect of round 6. And secondly, to avoid too much cream at this stage, what with the cream in the floral motifs.

Now here’s something – the chains are lock/shuttle joined to flowers. But despite a different coloured core thread, I managed to minimize the colour blip in a lock join without resorting to a CWJ, a JSS (join on smooth side) or even a slope & roll join. I wanted the dip that a LJ provides and avoid the slight change in plane of a S&R join.


TIP: how to hide colour blip in a lock join - When working from the front, pull a down loop of shuttle thread through linking picot (instead of up loop), pass shuttle and snug the join. Then make the 2nd half stitch almost overlapping the join. Continue with pattern.

This hides the blip to a large extent when seen from the front, but is visible at back. For backside tatting, do the opposite (up loop followed by 1st half stitch).


Oh, and as you know, this is Agnieszka (Frywolaga) Gawron’s Doily #10 or “Pikotek” and we are attempting to a picot adaptation row by row. Dec 31st is the last day for joining in, but we work at our own pace.

My Previous Rounds using picots :

happy tatting always J

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    1. Thanks, Jane :-) I'm really enjoying working this!

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  2. Your doily is already so absolutely gorgeous!!! :)

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  3. Thanks Sue, Ninetta, & Anetta :-))) But now I'm stuck on what to do for the next round ;-P

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  4. It's coming along beautifully :).

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  5. Many thanks Jenn & Margaret :-)

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  6. Thank you for letting us look over your shoulder as you add colors. I hope to get back to the large doily in progress after the Holidays.

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    1. It is much more fun journeying with friends, Mel :-))

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  7. Beautiful, colorful doily.
    Happy Christmas!

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  8. Thank you Tips Now & OlKa. Compliments of the season to you, too :-)

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  9. This doily is very pretty! Great combination of colors and execution. Thanks for tip about how to hide colour blip in a lock join :-)

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    1. Thanks, Daniela :-) The tip is not foolproof. It is the best/easiest in the lock join situation.

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