Thursday, November 29, 2012

Lace Mat - Moving Right Along

Round four of Jon Yusof's Lace Mat Tat-Along is progressing.  Now that those long chains (round 3) are out of the way I am having more fun. And I am pleased with the color progression.

The trefoil bits are attached as I go. Doing it this way allowed me to keep tatting while waiting for the Lizbeth threads to arrive to the Handy Hands warehouse from China. 

Otherwise I would have tatted it all in one pass.

This mat is a bit of a challenge to photograph. The golds in the second image are more true-to-life but the lighter threads are overexposed. Zooming in on the same photo yielded the first image.

Here is a scan. 

Please pardon all the loose threads.  The ends are "hidden" but I tend to not trim them until I have done a final steam press and/or blocking. See how the colors look different in all three images?

I am tatting more on round four of the Lace Mat today instead of the Gingerbread Boy. Variety keeps me from getting too bored or frustrated.  Looking forward to sharing "tidied up" images.

À tout à l'heure, mes amies!


Unknown said...

It looks great!

Michelle said...

The colors are glorious!

Valerie said...

Your lace mat is looking good. Love the gold. Very outstanding.

(I'm procrastinating because I realise with this method of working the trefoil, I will have loads of ends to hid.) :p

Suztats said...

Looking fabulous in your thread choice! It really looks rich with the black background.

Crazy Mom! said...

Oooo - this is looking scrumptious! Very beautiful work, ma'am!

Bernie said...

Your work is beautiful. I am just beginning and it's proving to be an adventure. Have you been tatting long?

Margarets designer cards said...

Gorgeous, love the colour

IsDihara said...

Thank you so much for all the compliments!

Bernie, I learned to tat from my grandmother in 1980, but I didn't start tatting every day until 3 1/2 - 4 years ago.

Once you hurdle a few of the early challenges you'll be amazed at how quickly and easily your tatting will improve.

Cindy said...

I really love the golden color of your mat - it's looking terrific!

Jane McLellan said...

Love the colours you're using, it's looking good.