Saturday, August 23, 2008

Not a Sketch, but still Art

I don't have a sketch for today as the next EDM Challenge was to draw in a public place and I didn't have the was to do so. Instead I am sharing the first 3 doilies I have successfully tatted. Tatting is an old method of lacemaking using a shuttle and ball of thread to make loops and chains which end up making a design.

This is my first success. I don't know who created the pattern as I cannot remember where I found the pattern.


This is the second doily. Again I don't remember the pattern source.

This is my most recent doily. In fact I finished it today. It is the Blue Doily by Eileen Stafford.




10 comments:

Kunstrxns said...

you have way more patience than I do, very nice

Stephanie said...

I think your doilies are super! You did a great job with them all. I love tatting. I taught myself to do it several years ago. I tend to do small things as my patience and skill or not really great. Snowflakes and bookmarks, the occasional bit of lace to trim a pocket or a collar are about my speed. cheers!

Tattycat said...

Your doilies are lovely. I hope you keep tatting and sharing the pictures with us.

Gina said...

One of the nice things about google alerts on your subject of interest (tatting in this case) is that it leads you to people who also share other similar interests. My primary passion for the past 10 years has been tatting but painting, especially watercolors, has languished only because it's not nearly as portable as tatting. I enjoyed looking through all your work here.

:-) Gina

NormaH said...

Your doilies are all very nice and neat. Looking forward to seeing more.

freebird said...

I learned to tat but don't do it as I just can't get the tension right for the doily to lay flat. How do you finish off your ends? The class I took years ago had a wonderful teacher who knew how to do just about anything with tatting. I was so frustrated with my tension I gave away all her instructions to someone who was enjoying their tatting. I'm sorry I gave them away now but what's done is done. Tatting is an art too. Enjoyed seeing what you've done. Also, what size thread were these done in and how big are they?

Zarina said...

Carolyn - the doilies are beautiful and I see that you are using variegated thread (HDTs?)

Plus, I just love your sketches. That is one of the many things that I want to do.

Needledreams said...

Love them!!! And you're also a scrapper, wow! I need to come often to your blog! Such beautiful things.

TattingChic said...

Good job on your doilies! You did a nice job.

Laura McDowell said...

I recognized tatting right away. My husbands Grandmother taught me how to tat a couple of years back. I would have to have a refresher course, because I never bought a shuttle.

Such beautiful work...thanks for sharing.