Saturday, March 22, 2014

More Spring Doily

My Spring Doily, designed by Renulek, is coming along nicely.  I am about half way through round 8.  This round goes much slower than rounds 7 and 6 because of all the rings and chains in the flower motifs.  It's too big to fit on the scanner, so here's about half of it.

Notice how I started round 8 in the middle of a flower motif instead of at the stand-alone ring.  I started this way so that I won't have to make the final join from flower chain to the stand-alone ring and then have to continue tatting the last ring of the flower and the chain that attaches to the rest of the doily after the final join.  When I get to the end of this round, all I'll have to join is rings 4 and 5 of the flower.  The last chain will be at the top of my work and I'll just have to lock join it to the first ring made.  I hate, hate, hate having to make a final join, then fold the piece in half and make another chain or ring.  It can get very fiddly and doesn't look as good as the rest of the work (at least I can tell where the final chain was).  So, if you haven't started rounds 3 or 8 yet, I suggest you start in the middle of a flower motif to end the round at the top of your work, not between rounds.

I really love tatting this with so many others in the world tatting the same thing.  I enjoy seeing everybody's color choices and progress.  And this pattern is so beautiful, I may have to tat another one in Spring colors.


  1. Excellent suggestion. Looking great!

  2. Good to see your progress, I agree it is a beautiful pattern which is why I started three but now just concentrating on one.

  3. really nice and I too like color choices of others it is fun to see!