Monday, March 31, 2008


Ray Of Hope
This is the third in a series of doilies that I am designing with the hope of publishing someday. This doily measures 13 inches across and is made from Altin Basak size 50 colour 356 and it took most of a 20 gram ball. This doily almost never happened as when I finished the center motif which I thought looked like a sun I did not like it as it was to wobbly and unmanageable but I decided to give it a chance and add one more row and see if it changed my mind. I am happy I did as I am pleased with the finished product and I think it makes a nice addition to my designer series. One thing with designing you just never know what you are going to end up with, at least that is the way I design.

13 comments:

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Clyde, this is stunning! I clicked on the photo to enlarge it and the detail is amazing!

BJ said...

Clyde! I'm so happy your persevered - the work is fine and lovely result.
I think the pass it on idea is great; I'll give it some thought to do myself. Don't want my good intentions to overload my abilities. LOL
BJ in NM

Linda S Davies said...

Clyde, this is a lovely addition to your designer collection. I do hope you publish them all, I know it is difficult, but to see your work in print is very satisfying!
What do you think to making your centre motif with three ring clovers like the outer round? I think it would really balance the doily perfectly (IMHO) - you could give it as a variation on a theme!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Clyde, you've created another stunning doily! I can't wait to see your book!

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

Hi Clyde, This is a very nice design. I really like it...and it looks simple to make too. NIce job!!!

Bonnie said...

Lovely!

***Jon**** said...

Simple yet stunning. This is lovely Clyde. As the saying goes - less is more(?)

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

This is very lovely Clyde. Keep up all the good work!

Tattycat said...

This is lovely and I am so glad that you kept going with it. I think it is the prettiest one yet!

Shay said...

This is amazing; not just the design but the execution. You're an inspiration!

Clyde said...

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. It helps keep me encouraged to keep on tatting.

Joy said...

Clyde - I hope you never quit on a project, because this one turned out great! The way the design seems to "move" is just fascinating!

TattingChic said...

Happy Belated International Tatting Day to you. Lovely doily. It even has an "optical illusion" thing going on. Good luck in your pursuit to be published. That is a neat goal. I look forward to your book. That is great!