3 October 2007

First attempts

This is a report about what I did on Monday evening - I'm a day behind with blogging this!!
Now to all intents the following look like a good start to the project! I always use two shuttles with contrasting colours as this helps me 'plot' where I've been and what I've done - particularly if I'm 'on a roll' and can't be bothered to type out each step on the laptop.

The first attempt (below) and I realised that I'd got too many ds on the chains.
The second one shows something better BUT there's a horrid space in the centre.
The third picture shows me trying fewer ds on the chains but I could see immediately that this wasn't going to work.
Finally (and quite out of the blue!) this is what happened.
You may well think that this design is almost there and I actually like how it looks in the final picture - needs beads but that's all. The problem is (if you click on it and look closely) there is a SR which progresses out of the centre and which is in two colours and is butt ugly!!! To avoid this I spent the whole of yesterday evening trying out different approaches to the design. I'll show those putrid pieces tomorrow. I'm now at the 'throw it out of the window' stage!

4 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

It looks like designing takes a lot of patience. I look forward to seeing the finished design!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Butt ugly and putrid??? Hmmm that might be a bit harsh but I am laughing my butt off! Hee hee.

It looks like a fantastic start and I can't wait to see it progress!

Sharon said...

An in-elegant method of covering up the colour spot as you climb out would be to introduce a short length of the ring colour and finger tat it over offending colour encapsulating it. I've done that before, hiding the starting end of it in the first part of the ring and the ending part in the next bit. It's fussy, but it does the job. However knowing you, you'll come up with an even more clever design that does it all and probably in one pass.

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

Hi Janey and all...I agree with you Sharon that is what I would do also and I have also done that in the past. LIke the Fall bookmark that is on my website somewhere...that whole thing is just about ecapulation. I think I even have pictures there on how I did this. But Janey oh Janey...I love your design even with the half of the SR showing an odd color. That is so pretty and so original I think...I relaly love it to bits.

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