Monday, 13 June 2011

I dit it! I dit it! Jan Stawasz Doily Finished

Feeling chuffed with myself just now as I did get to the end of my doily last night!  Couldn't wait for this morning so I could take some photos.  This is my biggest tatting project so far and I feel even more admiration for tatters who tackle really large projects.






I still feel that there is too much contrast with the darker blue and if I was doing it again (which I probably won't!) I would choose colours that are closer so it would all blend together better.  Still I'm happy I persevered and completed it.  My mother-in-law suggested I enter it in our Village Fête competition next month.  I have never done that before but I think I might, just for fun - and to promote the art of tatting as I have never seen any tatting being exhibited at the Fête before.

Best wishes,

27 comments:

  1. I love it just the way it is! The variations of color help to accentuate the design elements. I give this beautiful doily a standing ovation!

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  2. Well, personally the only thing I'D change is NOTHING. Beautiful. Now if you don't like it you could always give it to me!!!!!!

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  3. It's so gorgeous. I LOVE the colors, like Diane says, the colors accentuate the elements!
    I'm with your mother-in-law, do enter in the Village Fête, it's such a stunner, people will really notice.
    And congratulations on finishing!

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  4. Oh, great job!!! I love the colors.

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  5. Frivole, it is simply marvellous! Congratulations!

    I would definitely think this is fête-worthy! That would be fun! And educational for non-tatters, and you would be so proud of yourself! Go for it!
    Fox : )

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  6. Congratulations! Like what the rest have said before me, there is nothing to change in the colours used. They blend together very nicely.
    Please let us know the outcome of the Fête re the doily.

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  7. This is an absolute beauty! And your perseverence certainly paid off! FABULOUS work, enter the Village Fête!

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  8. Really love the colors...I think they are perfect, your daily is beautiful!!!

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  9. I love the contrast provided by the darker and lighter threads and the variation in colors. It is definitely worth entering in competition.

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  10. Wow! That's spectacular. I love the colours too - and it's all so neat! You should definitely enter it to the fete.

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  11. I think the colors are beautiful! I have not completed anything this size - your perseverance has really paid off. And here I am struggling to finish a fairly small little doily. Sheesh! Your work is absolutely gorgeous.
    -Cindy

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  12. Wow, it's lovely to have so much feedback! Thanks so much for your comments everyone.

    I was thinking to make a pause after completing this larger piece.... but I already find I'm itching to get going on the next thing! What is it with this tatting?? I can't seem to be able to leave it alone!

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  13. Ah, you're addicted too! Beautiful doily and congrats on finishing this piece. I hope you do enter it i the Village Fete.

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  14. Oh my!!! That is the highlight of my crazy day!!! It's so awesome!!!! Thanks for showing it! :)

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  15. Very nice! I love the contrast with the dark blue, it really sets off the elements in the doily, much as a stained glass art pops with the black outlines.

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  16. very very pretty....... loves the way the colors look ..... seeing the lovely colors has made me go a head n pick up similar shade

    love ur work

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  17. Congraulations on completion, well done its looks gorgeous, I am sure if you enter it it will in hands down.
    Margaret

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  18. It's beautiful. The contrasts in the thread make it that much more striking. It is absolutely entry-worthy!

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  19. ¡¡ESPECTACULAR!! No podia haber quedado mas lindo. Los colores exquisitos, preciosos. La técnica perfecta y el diseño, ¡¡ooooh!! de Jan. INCREIBLE yo se qu va a ser la sensacion en la fiesta.

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  20. I just love this doily!!! :) It´s amazing and I hope that I´ll get one day as good as you!!! :) Just beautiful, thanks for sharing and have a nice summer! ;)

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  21. Wow, this is a spectacular piece of work! I really like how you combined the colors with the design.

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  22. Wahou! Une oeuvre d'art ! Je suis toujours impressionnée par la régularité de tes ouvrages.

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  23. Thank you so much to everyone - this piece is now permanently displayed in my home and I enjoy it very much. It usually has a small vase of flowers or a candle on it and lives on the chest of drawers as you come into our house.

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