24 February 2021

I’m back!

After my long holiday on the TIAS blog I’m now back!!!  
Problem is I haven’t got anything particularly interesting to tell and show you on a regular basis yet!!!  

Do you remember this post back last September?  Well I’ve shown you many pictures of this particular Fandango square.  This one has a ring in the middle as I wanted a bit more ‘solidness’ there.  When I stared out on this adventure I had no idea what I was going to make and looking back it took me two months to decide. Here’s where I seem to have come to a decision.

I now have 352 motifs done and that’s ‘it’!!!!  I’m not doing anymore!!!  To be honest I’ve not been bored at all doing them.  In fact each one has been it’s own small adventure.  The poncho is NOT finished as I need to put a border on the neck edge and the bottom too.  That’s going to be another challenge!!!  

Another interesting fact - each motif took roughly an hour and a quarter to make.  I was still making mistakes from time to time and even had to cut out a whole row (8 motifs) when joining the two ‘parts’ together.  

Another fact is that it’s NOT necessary to have each square EXACTLY the same as the last.  A little variation is ‘lost’ when joining so many squares.  Thank goodness!!!!


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

It looks fabulous! Have you counted how many motifs you have? It certainly is a work of art!

Mary Anne said...

Wow! Just wow!

Jane Eborall said...

RTFM Diane!!!!!!

lovestoswatch said...

this is absolutely amazing - and you know, I've the whole of a single motif tatted as experience to build on, but you've inspired me to tat a shawl (for which I've got some jawdroppingly beautiful, brand new pop-a-bobbin shuttles 😍)

Jane Eborall said...

Thanks, lovetowatch. Certainly keeping me busy during lockdown but still a long way to go with edgings. Glad you like the pop-a-bobbin shuttles.

God's Kid said...

That is awesome!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous!

Jane McLellan said...

Wow, really amazing. Beautiful work. I know it’s not absolutely finished but it certainly looks fabulous.

Maureen said...

You don’t have to make a tatted border; you could crochet or knit one, perhaps from something silky. You could even add a toning fabric to the poncho, that would look stunning. I love it! And all made from sewing thread?

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