15 December 2016

Finally the six point star


I've finished another Dora pattern (this one) which I'm really pleased with. Pigmini suggested doing it in two colours but by the time I got her suggestion it was well under way. 

I'm not sure it would work with two colours as the stars would get 'lost', I think. Can you see how cleverly Dora uses the chain sections to make the stars stand out? Those chains then become a design feature in themselves. 

I'm off on another pattern now and will start to show you that shortly. Are you getting bored with hearing about my adventures? If so then I'll just carry on quietly. There's no way I can give up working on this book just yet. I'm making notes as I go along too as a reminder for myself and they may come in useful for others too.

16 comments:

Jane McLellan said...

Wonderful! Love how the chains show the stars up. No, no, don't stop telling us about your adventures!!!

muskaan said...

Amazing !!!!! Thee is an interweaving effect going on with the chain 'blocks' - it's a wknderful optical illusion of spinning and texture.

Unknown said...

Stunning!!! LIKE!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

No, I am not getting bored! This is beautiful!

Bev said...

Well Jane - you can no longer claim that BC3 is a bit feeble!!!! This is mesmerising and must have been fearsomely difficult.

Eleanor Billman said...

Gorgeous! And keep sharing...It's why blogs are followed...an ongoing conversation.

Crazy Mom! said...

I'm not bored. Carry on!

God's Kid said...

Completely awesome!!!! :)
Please continue sharing!! :)

picotsnkeys said...

Confession: I like to use colors, but find the pattern is much different in one color. I gotta try them both!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

This is an amazing design by Dora! I can't believe how quickly you tat these larger doilies! You are helping to bring Dora's work to the attention of tatters. Also, thanks to Heidi, the book will be republished! Did you know that Heidi is not only in in possession of Dora's shuttles, but also has amazing pieces of some of Dora's tatting, especially her colorful butterflies. They can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/krazyabouttattingshuttles/home/dora-young/dora-s-butterfly-collection.

Jane Eborall said...

Oh, WOW, WOW, WOW, Kathy. Thanks for the link. Heidi is one lucky lady but she deserves to have them and the shuttles for all she's doing for us tatters. Her shuttle book is really cool too. Must tell you, though, that the next two doilies I'm working on are even MORE stunning. Can't wait to share those too.

Pigmini said...

Variegated thread?? Glittery thread?? No? Ok I'll stop suggesting things and let you carry on... as long as you do NOT do it quietly 😂

Bernice said...

This is so spectacular! It makes me dizzy just looking at it. Please do carry on.

Elizabeth said...

That's a big WOW.

Karen in OR said...

Oh, YES, keep carrying on and showing us. I seldom comment, but enjoy your blog almost every day. Please keep on keepen on. I learn from you. Thank you for your contribution to our tatting world.

Norja Richardson said...

Love it wow. Such intricate details. Norja

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