Working on Renulek’s Wiosna Doily 2015
The Last Rounds (click here for pattern)
What did Big Ben say to the
of ? Pisa
If you have the inclination I have the time.
Well, I almost did it again …. Stopped short of the complete pattern. For my 2014 Spring doily, I fell short of threads & time (impatient to get on with new learning).
For the Wiosna, there was no dearth of threads, no dearth of will, no dearth of time, no dearth of inclination.
But decisions decisions decisions ! Especially when there are 2 many cooks ;-P
In a cinch, I asked hubby dear to help me out after Round 9. We were in total agreement over these 3 aspects :
- Round 9 colour (ecru) & pattern kind of completed the doily. It looked beautiful & could well be the last round.
- The best colour to use for next round should be maroon.
- And outlining the maroon should be black.
That’s where our consensus ended. Colours, placement, pattern, size – many things to consider. Much hmms, umms, nahs, maybes, perhaps, blahs, bahs, tatting segment trials, sketch pen trials, pattern trials later, we decided to call it a day. Round 9 was the finito for Wiosna 2015.
Felt very ‘light-hearted’ after decision was made – suddenly I had plenty of time to move on to my other projects. Couldn’t bring myself to snip off the trial segments just yet, though.
Passage of 3 days ! 3 entire days of tatting wasted . ((post written on April 6))
And guess what … I actually had Withdrawal symptoms !!! Didn’t take up any new project or learning; didn’t take any Grand Finale pics; didn’t even feel like blogging.
No, I just Had to get back to the doily & ‘complete’ it, even though I will be making a few tweaks yet again. Some of it is a ‘compromise’ (my DH does have good taste in decor. He may not be able to tell crochet from tatting, but he does try to be very supportive) ; nonetheless, I persevere with gusto.
Yes, got back on the wagon earlier this evening & tatted away enjoyably. Even got back my mojo for blogging ;-P Here I am in the wee hours of the morning, typing away :-D
I won’t post though, coz I need one more photograph of doily with the sketches ….
Trial Segments - Tatting
Trial 1 :
All beige Round 10 in keeping with the central rounds where maroon was preceded by a ‘solid’ beige round.
Trial 2 :
Black & beige Round 10. Black closer to round 9 in order to highlight this beautiful light shade round.
Trial 3 :
All maroon Round 11, skipping Round 10 completely. I had maroon rings & black chains in mind for this last round. But DH insisted that the pattern should conform to the earlier all-maroon round.
If you notice, I did not cut out any of the trial threads. This left me with the option to simply pick up the shuttles & continue with the ‘chosen one’, as I mentioned in my earlier tip to Wait before cutting out errors, here.
Trial Segments - Sketching
Sometimes I sketch with colour pens & markers to give me a quick feel of what the colours & design might look like.
Option 1 :
In the image, I place the doily & roughly sketched out a potential Round 10 … a repeat of Round 9 as the final round, in all maroon or in maroon & black with switched placement.
Option 2 :
Further above, is my attempt at maroon & black.
Option 3 :
On top right hand, is another option using black as a separate outlining round. (the green is supposed to be maroon).
I have decided & started but would be interested in what you would choose/recommend.
Any of the above, or something totally different ?
Curious to read your perspective (& be inspired for the future) … :-)
I have started a new Page “Jottings” (click on tab above, or here), where I will keep adding my musings/notes on various tatting techniques. Wherever there is a quotable source, I will give due credit. For the most part, it is my own learning & perspective .
I invite you to share your input, thoughts, experience, perspective, tips, etc. through comments or email.
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