29 May 2013

Ferris Wheel motif mat - AGAIN!

Having finally come to a halt on the mat I now have to decide what sort of edging to put round it!!!  This is HARD!

Below you can see three attempts to make one and two of these failed dismally!!  I knew they were no good and thankfully Sally confirmed that for me when she stayed last weekend.  Here are the three attempts.  

The first one (excuse the colours but I used manky thread) seemed to be OK apart from the stitch count.  The second one was sort of OK but Sally thought it ought to be in just one plain colour which I agree with totally.  It also proved to be too 'wavy' even if I'd put on another round after.

The third one is what I'm working on at the moment - again a thread which is very old and which I'm just 'using up'.  This one MIGHT work but I really want to tat a bit longer on this just to be sure.

I've yet to decide but I will get round to it one day soon!!!



9 comments:

  1. Oh yes - definitely the third edging, I like the way it curves around the motifs instead of trying to flatten them out.
    Of course, you could always make it a TWO-round edging.......

    ReplyDelete
  2. I agree with Maureen. The dip between the motifs just seems to pull everything together nicely.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I really like the third one! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I am third with the agreement of the third edging. I is appealing to me the way it hugs each motif.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am in agreement, the 3rd attempt looks good. I like the scalloped look, it defines the look of the Ferris Wheels.

    ReplyDelete
  6. very nice 3rd edging, quite complimentary to the shape of the motif :-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm going to chime in with the others. I like the way the third edging defines the wheels!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I like the third edging too. It complements the shape nicely!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Me too for third one.
    Fox : )

    ReplyDelete

Creative Commons Licence

Happy Beaks

Happy Beaks
I beg your pardon? I didn't quite catch what you said.