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!