Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Egregious Green

See how close I came to completing this motif only to run short of green thread on the final repeat?

It laid flat until the final repeat and now cups ever so slightly.
Blocking may fix it. If not, the experiment will continue anew -- as 3D tatting.

It is definitely not in my nature to just "go with it," but this experiment seems to be progressing mostly according to plan. So nervously do I turn this project over to the muses.

Sorry to be unclear, y'all. I am not quitting this motif just because the green thread ran out. I had hoped to have the new green added in, the final chains completed and all ends hidden by today, but life got in the way of lacemaking.

So I'm showing you anyway. Sometimes you can't rush a good thing.

Anyway, if the muses choose 3D then I'm thinking perhaps a 3D Teapot?

* Thread Specs - Flora 20 Green #230, Lizbeth 20 #601 Snow White and Lizbeth 20 #613 Golden Yellow Medium.

* Diameter in size 20 thread = 4 inches (10.2 cm)


Fox said...

Your new leaf rocks!

This is just wonderful. You have tatted it with elegant, perfect stitches.

I wish I had some green to send you but I have no Flora. Perhaps someone else in Tat-land will come to your aid!

Fox : )

IsDihara said...

Fox, I have more green and will complete this motif (by golly!)! I guess I should have written that part into the post.

Just needed to voice my exasperation. You know how much we all LOVE to work ends. *heavy.sarcasm*

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Designing is so fun...

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your tatting is so pretty! It's so frustrating to run out of thread when you're so close to the end. Your shuttles are fabulous!

IsDihara said...

Diane, I have been waiting for someone to comment about the shuttles, hee, hee!

The deco-Aero was a gift from Fox and the shuttle was embellished by La Cossette.

The post shuttle was the commemorative shuttle from Palmetto Tat Days 2010. It was created by "Team Seitz" (Georgia and her husband, whose name escapes me).

Thank you for the compliments!

Suztats said...

Happy accidents can lead to new designs and new style. Hope this accident has a happy ending.

Crazy Mom! said...

love love love the daisy doily! Blocking will make a world of difference.

Terrific work!

God's Kid said...

Wonderful spring design! :)