Monday, 28 August 2017

A Huge Disappointment

It seems that I will have to get the scissors out to this doily after hours spent tatting it.  I found the pattern on Linda's page here, and really thought it would work well especially as I was aiming to tat it for someone who wanted a green doily.  Sadly though as I progress the work does not lie flat and gets worse after trying to press it down.   May be my tatting is too tight?  I am sure I did not make any errors, whatever, there is no use in carrying on.   Sad but put it down to experience.



There may be a way to continue by not cutting all of it to pieces and making up my own version as I go along, although not sure I am clever enough to do that. 

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  1. Oh no! The colors are so lovely! I hope yo can see a way out or some clever tatter will have some suggestions for you.

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  2. Wait! Plan carefully where you use those scissors because you may be able to separate it into two - one outside ring and an inside smaller doily. I was able to do this with a doily that was too tight around the outside. I cut it into two and the outside went "ah", relaxed, and then received a different 'inner'. The smaller inside received another row or two adjusted. You lose one round in the process of cutting.
    Mama Martin

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    1. Ah yes that has happened another one to work out an inner for, how clever!

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  3. Oh.....and it looks so gorgeous!!! I hope you figure out a great way to work it so that it will be a finished piece!!! :)

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  4. Oh no, that's a shame after you've put in so much work. I hope you can save at least some of it.

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  5. Oh wow, we feel the pain, this is so sad, I remember messing up a large portion with the monster doily­čśÉ

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  6. Before you cut it, show a picture to Linda; she might have a. Idea about what has gone wrong, or at the very least, she'll be interested in seeing the problems with her design. That's what I would do. And then put the doily carefully into a drawer and leave it there for a long time until you feel like trying again.

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    1. Its too late Maureen it has been cut. But thanks for the suggestion.

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  7. Oh, that's frustrating! The problem is likely not due to any mistake by either you or the designer. Each person tats at a slightly different tension, and in a large project those slight differences add up to a noticeable change. It looks like one of those times when blocking by stretching with pins would help. It's a really beautiful doily. Good luck!

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    1. Marilee the stretching and pinning wasn't working because as soon as I continued it would flop back again, but thanks so much for the advice

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