Saturday, January 24, 2015

Last Post Till Completion

Ooh, I am getting excited. I am nearly at the finish line - just this last element and then the final row, which looks very straightforward. Lots if long chains. I will not post till I am done.


It is pretty grubby. What is the best way to wash a piece like this that has so many picots? I so not want to pin them all out at the end!

Day Seven T.I.A.S. 
Looks like an advert for the Royals!


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  1. Looking forward to seeing the final product! I don't find it necessary to pin all the picots out, provided I don't ruffle them too much when washing.

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  2. We tatters should have some sort of dry spray-on cleaner !!! Lay the doily flat, spray the dry-cleaning agent & Voila it's clean !
    Have you ever tried sprinkling some talc, & ironing over a sheet placed on it ... & then brushing it off. Won't take off stains, but some of the oilyness & greasiness can come off.

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    1. Thanks, Muskaan, but that doesn't seem what it needs. I think it actually has to be washed in soap as it looks discoloured in a few spots.

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  3. Love how beautiful it is!!!! :) You have done an awesome job!!! :)
    I don't know if you have it in Canada, but I like Liquid Clorox 2(it's NOT the chlorine white bleach) and you can probably soak it in it without having to rub and then just carefully rinse and lay out to dry.

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  4. I don't believe you. Of course you'll post partway through the round.

    What I would do is iron it till it's about half dry, and see how your picots are looking. If they look fine, then just carry on with the ironing, or let it air dry the rest of the way. If they are looking twisty, then I'm afraid there's nothing to do but pin them out. I feel your pain, but I also know you want your tatting to look its best.

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    1. Nope... I will not! : )) But, I will try the iron thing. Thanks, Miranda.

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  5. Whatever you do, don't use and of the "pre-soakers"- I tried that once, and the thread - which was old - rotted. Ordinary old plain, pure soap is best, either in the more gentle liquid form, or a block of laundry soap. Then dry it in the sun.

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    1. Thanks, Maureen. The thread is not old so I should be okay with the soap I have.

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  6. It's looking so pretty! I guess if you have to wash it, you have to wash it... no shortcuts for you! ;-)

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  7. Looking good, I use washing up liquid, it's softer than washing powers and does not leave dried powder on the cloth, and you can leave it to soak for a while.
    Look forward to seeing it finished
    Love To Mr G
    Margaret

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    1. That was my first thought. It is the easiest thing to do. Might just start there! Thanks, Margaret.

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  8. I have never tried this before but wonder if you could get that plastic mesh stuff and lay doily between (secure in couple areas) then through it in washing machine. One day I will try this to see.
    And this is very pretty love the look of this one too has great style.

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    1. Good grief! The washing machine??? No way! : ))

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  9. Send it over, I'll gladly pin it for you. What an awesome piece!

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    1. BEST offer yet! Only downside would be those pointy picots! No one would believe that umintsuru didn't tat the piece! : ))

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