#23 Motif Challenge
Big disappointment!! I knew the HDT would be too busy looking , but it is my tatting that is dreadful! I have to start concentrating on the stitches and and leaving the beads alone till I get a more consistent appearance. All the picots are the wrong size and I had to re-tat a million times. BAD.
Everything I touch these days seems to end up messed up. Got to go back to the basics, I think.
This is what was left when I finished. I seem to be good at estimating the thread I need, if nothing else!
I had wanted to tat the centre piece in Suneeti's red metallic, but it kept breaking - too many cloverleafs for it to handle, so after three tries I gave up. Might have looked even worse with the sparkly bit.
How many beads do you think are in the little container? I know there are about two-hundred-thousand, because that is how many I picked up from the floor last night. Maybe three-hundred- thousand...
**************************People always ask if I block, which I do not. I am afraid of where all those pins might end up. Also, blocking reminds me of knitting and sewing, both not pleasant things for me, Especially sewing.
Very infrequently will I steam it with an iron. I am just too lazy to get the iron out.
Usually I will just dampen the piece and press it using my trusty weights. Usually this works very well.