Thursday, October 27, 2016

Found and safely stowed

It took me another day to find it, but I did:
4 squares of Tablecloth pattern from Workbasket c. 1970's

The shelving in this house is built-in and painted white. Just the color I used in this study. I set the completed tatting down on a shelf and then later, set a piece of paper on top. That didn’t annoy me as much as the fact that I couldn’t remember what I had been doing as I was setting it down. Normally, it’s easy for me to think through and retrace my steps. I shoulda known not to unpack in the evenin’ from the days travels. My steps: I came through the door, saw the blocked squares, picked them up to carry them into the study, set them down, saw the print-out of another pattern, picked it up to make a note on it, set the paper down on top of the tatting, walked away already thinking about something else. Sigh!

Overall, I’m pleased with how the study of joining these squares turned out. The faux center that the ecru thread forms is nicely geometric. If you look closely, you can tell which of the 2 squares were worked using a SCMR instead of just stringing along a bare thread. I’ve tucked it safely away now with the other study pieces and am on to the next square pattern.


Oh, thank you Cleda for these patterns from your Workbasket collection. I’ve had fun updating the directions!

10 comments:

  1. Phew, you don't want to lose that! It's lovely. I do like the way joining squares creates new patterns in the middle.

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    1. I mentioned in the Tatting Tuesday Study group that I liked the effect of joining squares and creating new "squares." Now I have been gifted/loaned over a dozen to try out! Perhaps that will be my next 25 motif challenge.

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  2. To me, it's a beauty that appears only appears after 4 have been tatted. Kinda of like the harmony that appears only when more than 1 or 2 voices are singing.

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    1. I'm finally reading this post, and am so glad you have released this motif pattern from its original Workbasket publication so that it can be seen and appreciated in 2016! (One does wonder who designed it!) It's such an attractive 'mat' when joined together. I don't believe I've seen that kind of great 'solid' effect in the centers before, which looks like four cloverleafs joined through one picot!

      So glad you found your sample (quite a saga), and I chuckled about the retracing of your steps recently. I can relate only too well to that scenario - more often these days than I care to admit!

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    2. I've decided to add beads to the next square study. That will take a bit longer to complete. So in the meantime I'll post about the workshop I attended!

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