Saturday, March 2, 2013

Two-Toned Purple Antique Doily

I've always admired this doily/plate mat set. Now I'm finally tatting it! It's from an old Handy Hands newsletter from 2011. I've been writing down the pattern as I tat from the original instructions. Am I the only one that does that? If an antique pattern is confusing for me to read, I re-write it with my own abbreviations. This has been my piece to work on at night, after a day outside with the horses or after work. The 'spikes' in the doily is what my eye first saw when I looked at the black and white photo, so I decided to get the colors to reflect that. 


I had almost a whole ball of Lizbeth Dark Purple so I coupled that with a DMC Lavender. I do like the look of it as it's tatting up, so I think I'll do it in one solid color next and see how it looks. The larger mat towards the top of the picture looks like it could be fun too! : ) Maybe that will be my summer project.

Here is my version!

And of course the minute I put in on the floor to take a picture my kitty, Mocha, comes over and wants to help. At least she didn't play with my shuttles and tangle them all up this time!


I hope you are having a lovely weekend!
Love,
 

13 comments:

Julie Romero said...

That is very pretty! What a unique design! Love the colors you have chosen :-)

God's Kid said...

That is truly gorgeous!!! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Very pretty! I love the purple and lavender together.

Ladytats said...

That is a very pretty doily.
I like your color choices. I think the use of the 2 different colors changes the look. I see arches in the black and white, but see petals in yours.

A.G. said...

I love the color coordination!

Jane McLellan said...

Lovely doily. And I like your choice of colours. Will you do a set? Or will it be dinner for one?

Allison said...

Thank you for all the lovely comments everyone!!

Mad Tatter said...

Thats very pretty. The light purple looks like grape clusters. You could also have that same effect using light and dark green.

Mad Tatter said...

Can you tell us exactly which HH newsletter it's in. Is it the winter one? I can't find it. It's so pretty. I looks like grapes on purple vines.

Allison said...

Mad Tatter: the newsletter is vol. 19, issue 1 from winter 2011

Dora, the Quilter said...

I find the old patterns easy to understand and visualize. It's the "modern"ones with all the dashes and numerals that make me crazy!
Interesting how different brains work, isn't it?

Allison said...

Dora, that is really interesting! Thank you for the comments ladies! :)

Fox said...

Wonderful!
Fox : )

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