There is one round after this one and it will be done and I can begin the larger “doily.”
It is unfortunate that I was trying to just use my stash and chose the little balls of Olympus to begin as I have run out of pink and white and have only the lilac for the outer edge - not the best combo for the pattern, but there you have it.
At least the tatting, which is what it is all about anyway, is on track! I am amazed I am getting through this and not finding it too difficult. I hope this recent understanding of the Jan Stawasz patterns will extend and translate to the larger piece!
This fantastic hand-dyed thread comes all the way from Monica in Argentina! Thank you Monica.
We traded threads, and I trust that the Canada Post Corporation has not embarrassed me by not delivering my threads in good time... : O
I know exactly what I shall do with the #80...
When I was purchasing thread - Finca - for the large doily, in the Portuguese shop that I frequent for this thread, I spied some lovely linen squares on the counter. They are sold for crocheters to work around and make into large tablecloths or other things, like runners.
The linen is of a very good quality and the cutwork is pretty. I purchased one square which measures 7X7 inches.
The edges are rough and unraveled, but there were holes all around the square, so I was advised to crochet around the material through the holes and it would be perfect for adding a tatted edge. The advice was indeed correct.
The real deal looks much finer than this photo...
So, here is my next project,
the relief work while I attempt the big “D”.
QUESTION FOR TAT-LAND
There is 50 meters of this #80 thread. I am wondering if that is enough to go around this little square, which is so much smaller than a small hankie. Any idea, tatters? I am going to use Mary Konior pattern, a very simple one called Oakes and Acorn.