Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Violin Scarf

A little while ago, my mother-in-law asked me to make her a "scarf" for when she plays the violin.  It's not to wrap around her neck but just to put on her shoulder and collar bone where she wrests her instrument as she plays.

She just wanted the piece of fabric made into a rectangle and sewn up the sides...  but could I really just give her back a plain black scarf, unadorned??  Of course not.  This was perfect for some black lace which I think looks really elegant.

Here it is:



I used a few repeats of the lace for a collar pattern in Jan Stawasz's second book, "Tatted Treasures", the one one page 74.  I was looking for something reasonably wide and this fit the bit perfectly.




If I was doing it again, I would probably omit the little flower down the side of the lace but I decided it didn't bother me enough to start over again.  I'm happy with the rest of the lace.


Best wishes,
Frivole

19 comments:

  1. Oh, that's SOOOO pretty. Too good to wear just when playing a violin.

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    1. Dear jane E , your sense of humour is even greater than your tatting skills!

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  2. Your mother-in law- is lucky to have you, Frivole. How does she like it? I think it is very classy and chic! Don't omit the little flowers on the side, they give the posh look a little 'clin d'oeil',which is good. How was the jam?
    Jane E is so funny!

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    1. Thank you Tally, she's not seen it yet! I will take it to her tomorrow. The jam turned out great, thank you. How about you, are you a jam maker?

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    2. Yes, I love jam making, particularly in this season. I have a little hand-written book from my grandma with recipes that work. I intend to publish those as well as soon as my website is finished. I hope in january next year.

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  3. Very, very elegant! I like it!
    The lace is perfect!

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  4. I rather like those little rings on the side; they make the edging distinctive! Lovely pattern beautifully executed.
    Fox. : )

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  5. Lovely piece of tatting, I also like the flowers at the side.
    Margaret

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  6. Well, I'm glad the little flowers on the side are proving popular after all! I'm glad I kept them!

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  7. ooooo mother-in-law will get lots of oooh and awww's it's so elegant.

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  8. Just beautiful! I'm sure she will love the scarf adorned with this lovely tatted edge - what a great idea for a bit of protection from the violin.

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  9. Well, now there' sera son to learn the violin! Gorgeous! I love the little flowers on the edges.

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  10. So pretty! Now I wish I knew how to play the violin!

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  11. It is very beautiful!! I love the little flower on the edge giving just a hint of feminine sweetness to such an elegant edging!!! :)

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    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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  13. I love this, so elegant and pretty :)

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