We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

~ Walt Disney

30 May 2009

A Square Doily At Last!

It's been a really long time since I tatted a doily. This one's from Jan Stawasz's Tatting Theory and Patterns. Jan is one of favourite designers. The pattern is not difficult but it took me quite a while because I kept loosing count... :p and have to retro tat. I love the colours of this doily. Hope you do too.

Psss, please don't scrutinise this piece of work. There are lots of 'mistakes'. Arghhhh!


  1. Wanted to thank you for stopping by. I love your tatting. I love all tatting. I can't do it, but I think it is all lovely. Love the colors, and I'm not a blue person, but it is a beautiful piece. Hope you will visit again.

  2. That's SO pretty. Love the colour and the design.

  3. Beautiful! I love the choice of colors! I may have to try this one.

  4. Hi Valerie!! thanks for stopping by my blog!! I love the doily you did a great job!!

  5. This is beautiful! Will you frame it?

  6. My favourite colour is blue and this piece of tatting is really impressive, it must have taken you ages, well done!

  7. It's very pretty! I've long wanted to do one of Jan's Doilies. He make such beautiful patterns! I haven't had the time, yet!

    The colors look very nice. :)

  8. Hi Pat, thanks for popping over. Glad you like this piece.

    Heehee, thanks, Jane.

    Do, Diane. I'm going to find another doily pattern in the book to challenge myself once again soon.

    Thanks, Brenda.

    Hey Gina, thanks. I don't think so. I might just keep it in a nice flat folder until I find a permanent place to use it.

    Sally, this doily took over 3 weeks but I was tatting between doing some bookmarks and pendants. It's quite an accomplishment to me. ;)

    Hi TattingChic, I just thought I'd tat a doily in a plain colour but didn't like white. It turned out nice and I'm happy.

  9. Yikes! I clicked the wrong button and deleted the following comments. Sorry. Thank God I managed to copy them from my email alerts. Phew!

    Diana Evans:
    oh my goodness...this is amazing!!!! I have always wanted to try this but never have!!! great work!

    I also love this pattern.
    Using two colors is nice!

    It is very pretty, well done.
    That pattern is such a treat to do.

    Thanks Diana, Kuc and Susanne for your kind words and for dropping by... :)

  10. Very pretty, Val. You did a great job. I'm not a blue person either, but this is nice.

  11. Oh yes indeed! This doily is fabulous! I actually gasped when the picture loaded on my screen! So lovely and well done!

  12. Hey thanks, Laura and Sherry. :))

  13. Hi Val, Thanks for your comment on my Blog. I totally forgot that you're in Singapore too...but nice to know, that I have more reasons to visit Singapore. NowI have Ellen and you to visit ^_^

    That's quite a bog doily I think. Great job. I don't think I'll be able to do such a big doily.

  14. Val! Oh good heavens! Exquisite work, and I love the blues. I haven't seen very many square doilies, and I can imagine how difficult it is to tat. Fantastic!

  15. I love the design of this doily!! Nice Job!

  16. I really like this doily! I was going "ooooh!" as it loaded. Love the colors and I am a blue person! Great job!

  17. Valerie ~ I stumbled upon your blog and so glad I did! My grandma used to be the "queen" of tatting. Her fingers just flew. She always wanted to teach me and of course then I said "no thanks". Now I wish I had learned...it seems to be almost a lost art. Glad you are doing it!


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