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.


Unknown 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.

Unknown 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.