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.

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