Friday, 11 March 2016

"Broomstick Lace" Handkerchief Edging Completed

That's it.  It's done.  It's been an interesting experience and it's given me ideas... which was a good reason for tackling this edging.  It's not "perfect" but I like it.  It's something a bit different.  If I was doing it again, I would probably put a few extra stitches in the second and third rounds to give more space to the loooong picots.  I have also made a video of this last round which I will be uploading very soon.







The corners in particular are a little "tight"
and could definitely benefit from a bit more room.




Definitely a technique I would use again.  I also liked that it was an edging made with chains only which meant needing only one shuttle and also no need to rewind as you work which makes it quicker to tat.

Best wishes,
Frivole

20 comments:

  1. I like how it looks. Agree that the corners look a little cramped. And quick tatting is good! :)

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  2. It turned out beautiful. Very well done!

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  3. Looks lovely, it was interesting how it was made and how it worked out,
    Very pretty edging
    Margaret

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  4. That is awesome!!!! :) I love how the long picots curve and bring an interesting design to it!!! :)

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  5. I love it, such a lovely piece of tatting. Bravo

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  6. It looks perfect to me! Elegant and airy, and the color is so springlike!

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  7. It is lovely. On the outermost round are those not true rings then but rather like SCMR?

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    1. Yes, you are right Michelle, they are chains joined back in the same picot so they look like rings.

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  8. It is really a gorgeous design and so different.

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  9. It looks very nice, and is a very interesting edging.

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  10. Quelle merveille ! C'est d'une délicatesse, j'adore.

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  11. I love how it turned out! And I like the color too. I look forward to your video. I find that your videos are easy to understand, and with me just learning they are treasured! If I could wish on a star, I'd have you do a video of how you correct a mistake. Do you clip and rework? If so how?

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    1. Hi Ruby, it's great to have feedback on the videos. I'm just uploading the new one at the moment. Thank you for your suggestion for another video, I really welcome suggestions on what people would like to see and yours is a great one. I have added it to my list! For a short answer in the meantime though, it depends what the mistake is... if I can "un-tat" if I find the mistake quite soon, I will do that. If it's too far back into the work, then cutting and re-tatting may be necessary but then you have to deal with all the extra ends. It will take some thinking to make a video of this but I will try my best!

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    2. Thank you so much, I look forward to seeing this. I'll find it so helpful.

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  12. It's very pretty! That's something that would require picot gauges for me. I'm not very good at just adding picots and judging the correct size.

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    1. Oh it required a picot gauge for me too! If you look at the first video I made on this lace edging, you can see how all the long picots are made at the same time around a gauge. I can eyeball short ones, and even graduated ones but when they are of a specific long length like that, it does require a gauge. :-)

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  13. It's very nice like that. I bet it would even look good around a hamdmade tablecloth.

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