09 December 2009

First French Doily

Sorry for the long break where I have not posted anything here. But I have a problem with my neck and shoulder in the left side so I have not been sitting much at the computer and not been tatting for 4 weeks at all.
But more than a month ago I was able to finish the first doily from that French book I was given, this time I didn't use any variegated thread and not even a white, roflol.
I am not really sure about that French book, all the designs look lovely that is for sure, but I am a bit worried about how well the designs work when you tat them.

This round doily is the first one that have worked for me, I did start a very nice oval one from the book and used some lovely Lizbeth thread but I think that doily have been the worst one I have done when it comes to lying flat. It bowled like noone else I have done, maybe you've seen my cry for help at Intatters some time back, and mine is never going to lie flat at all, not even if I iron it a lot.
This one looks OK in the picture but in real life it really would like to bowl a little bit if I hadn't used the iron. The thread is Aida size 20 and the diameter is around 15 centimeters.
Hopefully I will be able to tat a little bit soon but it might have to wait till the new year. But I do have something for my Christmas posting here, I will post it in a week or so. See you then.


❦TattingChic said...

Hi Dantatter,
Sorry to hear you are having trouble with the bowling of your doily. It looks like you are enjoying your new threads! I look forward to seeing the oval doily you are making.
Sorry to hear that your shoulder pain is bothering you again. Hope you get feeling better soon!
~TattingChic ♥

Arty Lady's blog said...

Your choice of thread is exquisite - a lovely doily.

Fox said...

Hi Dantatter,
The doily looks wonderful! The curve does not show, of course, on the computer.

When I finish my doilies, I always wet them with a sponge and then blot them with a paper towel before I press them under some heavy reading material till they dry! I have never had a doily that does not lie flat after this treatment!

Hope your shoulder is felling better soon!
Fox : )

Tatskool said...

Beautiful, beautiful, perfect tatting, it's a joy to look at.

❦TattingChic said...

Hi Susanne,
Which French book is it that you did this from? Do you mind my asking?
~TattingChic ♥

Susanne said...

Hi TattingChic,
It is OK asking :-)
The French book is called "La Frivolité" - by Josette Eveillard.