Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Last Pass Underway

Greetings to you all!

I made a few decisions.

1. The length of the 'edge without a cause' has been determined. It's as long as it's going to get. Not exactly sure in this moment how long that is...but, It's near 4 feet long

2. The combined patterns look like the following...

3. After I finish this edge over the next week and 1/2, I need to take a break.

Embarrassingly, I have tendonitis as a result of tatting.....geesh!

That's a tough one for a guy to admit in public. Therefore, if anyone asks....I got it from heavy lifting in the gym. :-)

I actually do go to the gym frequently and will be working on the strength of my forearms in order to counteract the movement of tatting. Hopefully, I'll be able to tat and strengthen the forearm. Until then.... watch my back....no, really, it's a gym injury.

Have a wonderful day and happy tatting!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tatting.... but bored...

Greetings to you all!! I've been tatting but have little to show. Sorta. I've got a long rambling post with a few more pictures than usual.

I'm working on Three projects. However, there's not been alot of variety in my tatting recently. Here is the most interesting piece of tatting. It's the crown piece for another baby bonnet.

After completing the last bonnet, I wanted to tat and keep a bonnet for my family. So, here is the beginning piece. I really enjoy the richness of the thick piece of lace. In fact, I am finding it difficult to continue tatting the complete bonnet because it would mean altering the flat piece. Tatting Project #1 on hold...

(just a reminder of the finished piece)

So, as a result, Project #2...I decided to pick up the fillet panel and try to get it to a desired length; a length that will match the endless edge. It is desperately boring. chain, chain, chain, chain, chain..... you've got it.

I began thinking... (always dangerous)... with the work I'm putting into the fillet panel, I'd hate for it not to be part of a family piece....so, I started creating in my mind. Here is what I'm thinking.

I placed the fillet over the bonnet piece...now look. Obviously, the piece under the fillet will not be there....I'll be creating another piece of wide lace to match the bonnet. It will be the hem for a christening gown and will match the crown piece of the baby bonnet.

Project #3 What about the endless edge or 'the edge without a cause'? Here is that edge which is my current project...

I decided that the loose form of the current edge needed something different than the fillet panel...so, I'm attaching a familiar two pass edge.

Then, I believe the endless edge will have an end... But, I must ask you all, "how long should an edging be if it has no purpose?" votes please!

All that rambling...I hope you can decipher the content and make sense of it. I'm going to try to be a bit more attentive to your posts as I have missed the blog world! Have a wonderful day!!