9 November 2012

Yet another Garden Snowflake


Whoops - this one hasn't been eased into shape yet.  Yes, I did say eased!!!!  I rarely block anything - just wet it, ease it carefully into shape (IF needed) and gently 'show' it the iron!!!

I'm plain idle!!!  I also believe that a good pattern should have it's shape designed into it and not need much pressing and certainly not blocking - unless it's for the sake of picot straightening.  Unfortunately this little motif got shoved into my pocket and forgotten for a day or two so it does need a little TLC!!!!  The times I find things in my pocket and often after trip in the washing machine - you'd think I'd frisk myself regularly but I forget!!!

As the Tat It And See is taking so much time lately I'm going to have to miss the odd day's posting here and there.  WHAT?  Did I hear cheers of delight?!?!?

I'm still here though so don't think I'm not listening in to what's going on in Tat Land.  

9 comments:

  1. No, you definitely didn't hear cries of delight. We miss you when you don't post, but as it's all in a good cause, we'll forgive you if you don't post every day. I made a small mistake on one gecko leg, so it didn't lie flat, which really made me realise again how careful your patterns are and how little blocking they need ( assuming, of course, that one follows them exactly!)

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  2. Jane you and I have the same thoughts on tatting I don't block unless I have to, and I do wash my tatting, if it needs stiffening then I used a mixture of water and PVC glue which I put in an old Chinese take away tub and leave the item to soak for a few mins and then put on the rads to dry, I have a piece of cloth on the rads to put the tatting on so it's not against the rads.

    Lovely snowflake
    Margaret

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  3. Oh, gosh, Margaret - I NEVER wash my tatting before I've used it or sell it. I'm meticulous in keeping my work clean and wash my hands diligently before I start.

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  4. Your little snowflake is lovely, I'm loving all of the things that you have made.

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  5. I love the colors in this one!! I don't wash my tatting either unless I'm trying to demonstrate/confirm the colorfastness.
    I, too, am I little befuddled when you don't post, but I'll live. :o) It's funny, when you don't post, I question myself... "Is it Saturday already?". As if I would certainly have lost track of the days before you would not post on a weekday. How silly is that?

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  6. I like your slightly "wonky" snowflake. I think it is cute. I too prefer patterns that need little to no blocking. I think they hold their shape much better over time. and need less maintenance by those who receive them as gifts.
    looking forward to the TIAS

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  7. We"ll forgive you, as we are all looking forward to TIAS. I like your snowflake. I do stiffen mine as they will be hanging on someones tree and I'd like to be sure they don't get flopsy.

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  8. You have awesome color choices!! I love this one too!! :)

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  9. Love your patterns, I really like tatting, I've been doing it for about 8 years now. I tried and tried to do it, then a friend taught my daugther(who had no Idea what it was)but she learned and call me and said I think I know what your doing wrong Mom. I haven't slowed down since and she does a beautiful job. I have entered doilies at our county fair and took Best of Show. I also carve my own shuttles.
    Thanks for all the new Ideas.
    Happy tatting!!!

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