Saturday, March 12, 2011


I did it. I spent some time this morning blocking the doily. I soak them in a Tupperware container using Oxyclean. I put them in hot water, seal the container and then every time I pass by I give it a good shake. Then, I rinse and rinse and rinse.

Here it is...

I tried to stretch the doily a bit to see if the thread space will look alright after it dries. The jury is still out on this.

Here's a close-up.


I got a bit artsy with the, here are a few pics

I'll be posting again tomorrow to show the blocked project and show you the humorous journey I've been on to tat the Perfect medallion to attach to the outer round. It's been frustrating and humorous at the same, until then, have a wonderful day!



  1. The doily looks absolutely marvellous and your tatting impeccable, but the treatment made my brain cough up images of The Inquisition!

    Good grief! I have never had that many pins in my possession in my entire life, which spans more decades than I can believe have actually gone by.

    Well, if it makes you happy and it works for you, it's all good. I am eager to see the result.

    I am going to put some cream on my arms which have inexplicably begun to itch like crazy...
    Fox : )

  2. Oh John!!! That is lovely, breath-taking, stunning and beautiful piece!

  3. Karrieann, Thanks a million!

    Fox....hmmmm trying to think of nothing aint right... AND once again, thanks for the complement and causing me to laugh out loud!

  4. That's a gorgeous piece of tatting, John! I love the artsy pics, too.

  5. I think you'll be pleased with how well the bare thread spaces will look. I use oxyclean too on white or light colored pieces. It's going to look so good!

  6. Wow, just wow. What a stunning doily.

    Unlike Fox, I do have that many pins in my possession, but have never had a finished piece of lace large enough to use them.

    (Once I put over 500 pins into an eased sleeve -- just one sleeve -- to get the seam "just right." So you know I am not afraid to use them!)

    Inquisition Is'Dihara ツ

  7. Oops! Forgot to add, one of those photographs where you got creative (down to pin level) would make a lovely auction item for the Palmetto Tat Days scholarship fund.

    I would love to have a framed print like that on my wall and would go into a bidding war for it. Love the creative artistry!