Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Victorian Trellis Doily - Progress

The items in the Priscilla No. 2 Tatting Book do not have names.  I have decided this doily needed one as you can see from the title of this post.  Its features are the trellis round and the Victorian sets, and the trellis round made of Victorian sets... so Victorian Trellis Doily it will be for me.

I'm sorry I forgot to take a photo before starting the next round.  I was merrily tatting away before I realised it would have looked pretty to have a photo of the first five rounds.  I have now started the 6th round which has more Victorian sets and larger rings.


I think this would also make a pretty collar. And sorry Michelle, but I stuck with the ecru in the end.  Although I have the feeling I may tat this again in the future and will definitely go for colours the next time.



I like the contrast of the fuller rounds with the more open feel of the trellis round.  I'm altogether pleased with this so far.

Best wishes,
Frivole

19 comments:

  1. That's beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the next stage.

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  2. Very pretty! How large is the opening in the center? I'm wondering if the pattern conducive to mounting on a linen or cotton circle.

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    1. Hi Diane, yes, that's exactly what I'm going to do: sew it onto a fabric centre. The whole measures nearly 5 inches across.

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  3. It looks beautiful, ecru is the right choice. I love the name!

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  4. I love the name also. I love watching your progress - it is just getting prettier and prettier!

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  5. That is the perfect name for this doily.
    And your execution looks perfect.
    There is so much detail in this doily, that using a varigated thread would hide them. A selection of solid colors on the other hand might actually bring them out.

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    1. I agree with you Ladytats, definitely not variegated... but as you say, different colours would bring out some elements - for example, the last four rows have Victorian sets and chains of many picots really close together and they get lost a bit; having two different colours there would enable you to see the different rows better.

      Definitely one to make again I think! But I'll get to the end of this one first! :-)

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  6. It is looking very lovely indeed! I have this book and have this pattern tagged on my to do list. I have just been very nervous about starting it as I have never worked in Victorian sets before... I saw the one that Monedido tatted, and it was very pretty in the verigated threads she used, but it is just as pretty in a solid color too. One of those rare patterns that is lovely in it's own right no matter what colors you use.

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    1. Go for it Marla, Victorian sets are not difficult at all, it's just like making double stitches... except not in the same order!

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    2. When doing Victorian Sets, do you count the stitches individually, in pairs ( like a double stitch), or in sets ?

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    3. As they are not pairs, they are counted as individual stitches. So sets of 4-4, would have 4 first halves, followed by 4 second halves. In this pattern, all the sets are 4-4 and they give you the number of sets to make.

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  7. Your tatting is absolutey impeccable, and this piece is breathtaking! It is already a work of art! Thanks for 'introducing' us to Victorian sets and how beautiful they are!

    And, thanks to your linking us to this book, I now have a good idea where the pattern originated for two antique and highy stiffened 3D tatted baskets that I found at an 'antiques' store around 1992. It's so rare just to find tatted flat pieces, let alone 3D. They are among my prized possessions and I made an attempt at copying them. Would be easier now that I see the pattern, but I'll have to get through the terminology! Sure wish I knew who tatted them, but I'm indebted to the person who saved from the trash bin!

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    1. Hi Kathy,

      Would that be the bonbon basket on page 23? Is that what yours look like? Oh, I see there are even TWO bonbon basket patterns in this book. It really contains lots of neat things!

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  8. It's looking absolutely gorgeous! Is definitely suitable for an exquisite collar.

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  9. Il est vraiment MAGNIFIQUE !!! Quelle élégance !!!
    J'adore!!!!

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  10. I like vintage patterns, greetings

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