Saturday, 21 May 2022

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This is a project that I've been on for weeks, doing a few elements whenever time permits. It is something I was making for myself - a hair bun net to go with a cool new summer suit.
  
This time I chose Jon Yusoff's beautiful Harmony doily - 
 https://tatsaway.blogspot.com/2020/08/harmony-with-full-chart.html

My colour scheme was already decided blue with white highlights similar to Jon's black. No other thought or planning - a simple relaxing project. Even the white in round 2 was a spur-of-the-moment pick.
On reaching Round 6, Jon's note about beads caught my eye. Well, why not?! Threaded these Japanese silver seed beads and used a diamond formation - 1 bead at the base of the ring and 3 on the ball thread.

If I'd read this sooner I might've been tempted to add beads in some previous round(s) too.

To make up for that, I sewed on a bead string through picots in the center space. Very fiddly work and the circle disappeared when I knotted too tight at the end.

It has 2 mistakes which I didn't fix and I lost the thread chicken race twice! For several rounds I went with ball and shuttle.
Worked in Anchor size 40. It measures about 6.5 inches across which is a bit on the smaller side.

So, about the title - when I left it on the table to dry after blocking, hubby snatched it up to use as a doily. Sigh, I'll just string and use it as a hair bun net when I wear the churidaar suit. At other times, it will be his. Best of both situations.

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  1. Well, it's brilliant. You've inspired me to tat it up

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    1. Looking forward to it, Madhur 馃挋馃馃挋

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  2. Love the way it coordinates with your outfit, how clever is that. I’d hide it from my husband, one dedicated use is enough!

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    1. He's getting greedy, isn't he, Jane 馃榿馃挋馃馃挋

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  3. Beautiful but I hope hubby lets you wear it as intended, looks like you might have to make another one,

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    1. I do need another one in red/maroon and black, Margaret, for another ensemble. 馃挋馃馃挋 But time becomes a problem ...let's see.

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  4. Your hubby too?? I have to almost hide my tatted doilies from my hubby-he claims them all. ;)
    That is so beautiful!! :)
    ~Sue(Tatting Lace in Grace)

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    1. Sue, I honestly keep thinking of you and your hubby now that mine has taken to snitching them 馃榿馃ぃ馃榿 However, I can't fault him coz it is nice to see the colourful displays around my home, now that I can no longer give them to my MIL to gift ahead. 馃挋馃馃挋

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    2. It's actually nice to have a hubby who likes my tatting!!! :)
      I am sure it is for you too!! :)
      ~Sue

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    3. Absolutely, Sue 馃ぉ馃グ

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    4. This is such a LOVELY conversation! I am laughing @muskaan for using the word "snitching" because I haven't heard it since my Mother used to say that! I guess it's not only from Kansas USA that people use that word hahaha ;-D
      But I DO LOVE the ensemble! That blue would be a favorite of mine, too.

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    5. LOL, Sherry, it might've been a typo although having studied Queen's English, I am well aware of the word 馃榿 It has a lovely ring to it, doesn't it!
      Thanks for your lovely comment 馃挋馃馃挋

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