Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My Favorite HDT

I finally managed to get a piece of tatting completed. I have realized that I just cannot put a piece of tatting aside to work on another project. I am the type of person that needs to finish one project before starting another or it drives me crazy. Here is my latest project, a doily, the pattern comes from Traditional Tatting Patterns by Rita Weiss and is called Party Time Doily. It is tatted in Marilee's (YarnPlayers) Tourmaline HDT size 80. This colourway of HDT is my favorite of Marilee's. This is what the thread looks like when it arrives in the skein form. ( Note your skeins will be thinner. These ones are extra big as it was a large order )




This is how it looks when it has been tatted into a doily. Isn't it beautiful.





Here is the new home for the doily. I think it looks perfect under the antique cranberry glass lamp. What a fitting home for a piece of fine lace and it is just that much more special knowing that I was the one who made it. Yes I am proud.


14 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Tourmaline is a beauty! I love the way the doily turned out, and I think it looks perfect with the cranberry glass lamp!

snowy said...

I had a special reason to gaze at your doiley...I tried to make that one about four years ago...I got as far as half way round the second row of those little "butterfly" shapes...and lost the will to live, lol. It is a pretty pattern, did you use split rings for those rows? otherwise it makes for so many loose ends :(
It does look so good under the lamp, I'm guessing size 80 thread?
You are right to be proud!

Ridgetatter said...

Oh Clyde, This is so beautiful and the colors are exquisite for the setting.
I'm just amazed at your tatting skill; and, I'm not given to hyperbole.
Bev

yarnplayer said...

Lovely, exquisite tatting, as usual, Clyde. So, just curious, what is the diameter and about how many yards did it take?

TattingChic said...

Clyde, your doily turned out beautiful in Marilee's Tourmaline! WOW! It looks perfect under that beautiful lamp, too! :)

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

And proud you ought to be! Yes it is absolutely exquisite!

Valerie said...

I can see why you are hooked to HDT. LOL The doily is so beautiful! You tat very well for sure.

Clyde said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. Yes snowy using split rings eliminates all those nasty loose ends. Yarnplayer the doily is 12 inches wide and I believe it took less than 200 yards of size 80 thread.

Tia said...

OOH I have that color way, haven't figured out what to do with it yet, but that doily is very inspiring!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

What a beautiful doily! It's perfectly matched with your lamp!

gaffergirls.com said...

Clyde..
love your stunning heirloom pieces

thanks for sharing.. and glad I popped in for a visit
mona A& the girls.

Daniel said...

Looks great, would not expect any less from you.

Walden said...

I have such an initial adverse reaction to variegated thread with tatting mostly because I don't care for it in knitting . . . but this doily is so beautiful, I am definitely going to have to try some out in tatting.

Maureen said...

It's beautiful. You can be rightly proud of it.