Saturday, May 30, 2015

Netted Doily with Linen Center from Tatting and Netting

Here is another edge that had embroidery on it in the book.  I chose to show just the netting.
The Netted Doily with Linen Center on page 136 of Tatting and Netting, does not tell the size of the cloth to be used in the center of this doily.  The instructions for the cloth-centered doilies on page 130 say to use a 7" diameter circle.  The number of knots to start with are the same as for this doily.

If I were to use this edge, I would make sure that the last row is correctly centered over the rows before it, especially where the chain of increases is concerned.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Carving Cloth with Netted Border from Tatting and Netting

I thought this edge would be fairly easy to figure out the instructions.  It combined stitches that I knew and the final rows had just been figured out a couple of edges earlier.  However, this Carving Cloth with Netted Border found on page 135 of Tatting and Netting was not quite that easy. I love my husband for many reasons, but this time it was for his mathematical ability.

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When I was just starting to design my own doilies, my mother asked if I could design one for her. She liked the French Knot Stitch and the Flowercone Edge.  I made Ripple for her.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Border for the Square Center-piece for Table from Tatting and Netting

The border for the Square Center-piece for Table, on page 137 of Tatting and Netting, was one net edge that I did not need my husband's help with.  I figured it out and made it one evening while we were visiting. My granddaughter seemed to enjoy watching me net it.

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After finishing Arctic Circle I started on Arrows.  This 22 inch diameter doily was first made while we were living in St. Anthony, Idaho, many years ago.

Now I have less than a dozen doilies to re-make. 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Another Plate Doiley with netted borders from Tatting and Netting

This is another edge we figured out while flying across country.  This is the middle of the three doilies pictured with the title Plate Doileys with Nettted Borders. It is found on page 130 from Tatting and Netting. Here is the netting without the embroidery.

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Back in November I started making Arctic Circle.  Then life got busy.  I finished the doily but did not "find" the time to starch it until recently. It measures 20 inches in diameter.

The triangles made me think of icebergs, while the French Knots reminded me of snow, and the Eyelet Stitch called to mind ice floating on the ocean.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Plate Doiley with Netted Borders from Tatting and Netting

This net edge, found on page 130, underlies the two outer Plate Doilies with Netted Borders.  The netting for the two outer edges is the same.  The embroidery is what makes the two outer doilies look different. It was a challenge to get the same number of rows with skipped loops as the photo showed, the edge points to end as the same time as the rest of the points, and the right number of loops to start this sample.

Some people just stretch the length of thread going over the skipped loops.  That's how my grandmother taught me. Now I do that for one or two and then add another mesh stick and net over both mesh sticks for the long loops and over the regular mesh stick for the other loops.

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Last Saturday I had fun talking to people at the Connecticut Sheep, Wool & Fiber Festival.  It was great to introduce people to netting.

Gail is making bobbin lace and Rita is netting.