20 June 2009

Ta-da - now it is done

The big doily is done and it took me around 10-12 nights of tatting to do it. Diameter is 32 cm, the thread is Flora size 20 in different colours combined with the white. Pattern is from my Guild magazine. Here it is.

I do not do a lot of those big ones and while tatting this I recalled why I do not fancy doing them. When you reach something like 20 cm they get big and it is hard to sit and tat on them because either the doily or a thread is easily mingled and it twists so much. At least that is what happens to me.
My Aussie mate is doing the same design in different colours and I hope when she is done that I may be allowed to post a picture of it next to mine. I know the choise of colours means so much for the final result so it would be great to see them side by side.

17 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Your big doily is beautiful! I love the colors you chose!

TattingChic said...

That looks awesome, Susanne! I like how the center looks like a white daisy with a yellow center. :)

Tattycat said...

Absolutely beautiful!

tattrldy said...

Lovely! Great job! I hope you can post both together when your friend is done.

Fox said...

Beautiful work! I love the centre of this doily.

Ladytats said...

Very pretty doily, I good choice of colors and the pattern makes good use of negative space to bring out the design.

Bonnie said...

Very Very Beautiful!

Ginny W said...

Susanne that turned out wonderful you did a great job with the colors, I love it

Liyarra said...

I am sooooo far behind!!!! I will get there eventually Susanne.
This looks exactly like you said it would - all summery and light. I love it!!

linb54 said...

gorgeous doily! Nice color combination!!

Clyde said...

Very nice work and choice of colours. It is a lot of work but it is amazing to look at a large doily that you have tatted.

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

Your doily is absolutely beautiful. Wow. So colorful and cherry adn bright. I love it!!

Marie said...

Absolutely beautiful! That was a lot of work!

Vinnie said...

Wow!!!!
Beautiful.
Lovely colors.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

It's gorgeous Susanne! What a masterpiece!

Valerie said...

the doily is beautiful -- looks happy. suzanne, it's worth all the efforts. (fyi, i don't like tatting doilies too, for the same reasons... hehehe)

EnlightenedByAngels said...

This doily is so pretty! I look forward to seeing the two together, it really is amazing the difference color makes. . .
I can't imagine working on such a large piece, I would get thread tangled and twisted all over the place.