Friday, January 26, 2018

Staying Amused

    Since I seem to be in and out of doctor offices lately I needed something to do. This is the Amusement Doily by Celtess. I have made this doily before, but in size 20. I am moving more and more away from 20 and towards size 80 thread, so I did it this time in size 80. I think the color is Caribbean. Lizbeth #122. I had some already wound so I used it for this. It will reside under my phone stand in my office. You know, the stand I 3D printed.


    In other news, for anyone who isn't aware of it, Jane Eborall has her game going again. I mean, of course, her yearly TIAS. This is the last one, so get in on it if you are not already there. I am even going back and finding the previous ones and making those. I may post the results later, but for now I will work the 2018. 


11 comments:

  1. I know how you feel I have less and less size 20 thread and more and more size 80, i feel it really captures the lace look. Also thankyou for posting the link to TIAS I for some reason can't get it on my phone unless some one links it, it's weird 🤔 I can at my desk top though but not around that.

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    1. It may sound crazy, Carollyn, but I am thinking of doing another monster doily, but in 80. the one I did in 20 is 30 inches. I figure size 80 would be about 20 inches. Do you know if anyone has done that? I have to finish the carousel first. Maybe. We shall see.

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    2. Yes Fox did that doily in size 80 and it was a while ago but she gave measurements on her blog, I did size 40 thread and it was close to 26 and 1/2 inch just fyi. I also meant to say hope you doctor visits results in better health soon.

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  2. It's absolutely lovely! I’m working on a baby bennnet in size 100 and just loving how it looks and feels.

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    1. Where can I find threads smaller than 80? Are they actually tatting threads, or sewing thread? I do have some embroidery thread, but it is polyester and slippery, so it does not hold shape too well.

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    2. There are lots of lovely threads smaller than 80. DMC has lovely cordonnet that comes in #100. There are others as well. I will pop some in the post for you.

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    3. The one I’. Using is called Fincrochet and comes from Tatting Corner. The vintage pattern I’m using calls for SILKINE which Lisa fromTC said is comparable to this Fincrochet.

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    1. Thanks. It kept me busy. Now to work on another TIAS (2012). And I won't look ahead even though I have the whole thing. I still have no idea what the 2018 one is.

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  4. Gorgeous! I usually don't like all-variegated doilies, but this one is perfect!!
    Anchor embroidery threads are good for tatting - a single strand should be quite thin. I prefer 2 or 3 strands.

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    1. Thanks, Muskaan. I am not a thread or color genius. I just happened to have a couple of bobbins with that color on it and needed something to do. I do like how it turned out though. I will have to check out some Anchor thread. Let me see if Handy Hands has any.

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