Saturday 12 May 2012

Doily Progress

Yes, this is still going on in the background.  I must keep the interest up to get to the end...  This is now the second butterfly round.  It is very similar to the first but slightly different.

Those long chains are still annoying me a bit with their unevenness but hopefully they'll blend in more once the whole thing is done and I've pinned and pressed them.

My head is bursting with ideas and I've got so much I want to do... it's just finding the time for it all!!

Hope you're all having a great weekend.  The sun was shining at last today after weeks of rain so it really cheered me up.

I'm adding this paragraph one last time:  don't forget to check out the Marie Smith's Split Chain Post (two posts down) if you've not seen it - I know some people use this technique already but if you've not tried it and don't like split chains, have a go with this method, I'm sure you'll find it easier.  Interestingly, someone has just posted about this method at In Tatters which they found through Jane Eborall's blog - I didn't know she had Marie's method in pictures so you can check that out too if you like.

Best wishes,


  1. This is a very elegant piece of tatting. I look forward to seeing it completed.
    Fox : )

  2. That looks so wonderful!! :)

  3. Your doily is looking lovely so far, it's going to be a gorgeous doily when you have finished it, and an heirloom item.


  4. Très beau modèle et si élégant...J'aime son motif papillons...

  5. Wonderful and beautiful tatting

  6. Very nice tatting, the contrast between the chains and the little "crowns" is lovely!

  7. I enjoy your blog so much. As a fairly new tatter, you are such an inspiration to me and have have been such a great help (on Intatters. . . janet6567) Just want to say THANKS!

    1. Thank you very much Janet, it's very nice of you to say. And thanks for letting me know who Texas Tatter is!


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