Tuesday, 30 May 2017

One Side Done...

.... Five to go!  There are three separate rounds with cutting and tying at each as unfortunately it's not possible to use split rings or chains to avoid doing so.  I'm therefore making use of my magic loops to do the least amount of sewing in as that's not my favourite job!


I can't believe I managed to make a mistake on the very first ring of the last round.  I only noticed it just now:  I joined at a wrong picot.  I am debating whether to correct it - and what would be the best way of doing that - or to improvise by pulling myself a new picot to join to when comes the time to join there.  I will carry on with the other sides and decide afterwards.

As I have often found to be the case, Jan Stawasz's patterns are not the easiest to decipher and this one is no exception with some discrepancies and some numbers missing altogether.  You have to work it out as you go and hope for the best!  But the results are always worth it...  I do like Jan's designs.

Best wishes,
Frivole

8 comments:

  1. I love the way Jan Stawasz's patterns develop, although they can be hard to follow. You are doing a beautiful job!

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  2. Oh wow!!! That is beautiful!!! :)

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  3. Gorgeous work done with perfection ❤️ūüĆĻ❤️

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  4. I will second that, I am doing one of his patterns, even increasing the size of the pattern some numbers just we're not clear enough.
    This mat is gorgeous and a real master piece of tatting

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    1. Hi Margaret, which one are you making?

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  5. Absolutely worth figuring out!

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  6. I flipped to this in my Feedly and was just stunned by how beautiful it is. Well worth those interminable split rings. Must say though, I'm hesitant to try a JS design even though I have the books. But then I look at these masterpieces...

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    1. I wouldn't hesitate Michelle, go for it! Most of my favourite large pieces are by Jan Stawasz.

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