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!