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Clover Doily

It took me quite some time to finish it, but here is my newly completed Clover Doily.

I have yet to straighten and stiffen the piece but, as is, it measures 25 by 31 inches.

I followed Tat-a-Renda’s pattern but I excluded the smaller motifs that she adds between the larger ones and around the edge of the finished piece. I like the airiness of this version a little better than her original. (I recommend you go check out her blog, as

I absolutely loved working on it! Which is probably why it took me way longer to finish than it should have. I enjoyed the process so much, I didn’t want it to end. The motifs are very easy to make and very repetitive so it was easy for me to work on it while watching TV, travelling, etc. The motifs can be joined together gradually, or they can be sewn together at the end. I chose to join them as I worked through the piece, to minimize the amount of extra work and extra thread needed to sew them after the fact.

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Tatting is fun!!

A week ago, while surfing YouTube I came across a video tutorial by OVW about tatting. I absolutely love her crochet tutorials and used to follow them often when I first started to crochet. So back to the video about this thing called tatting which I’ve never heard of before. In the video, she was demonstrating how to make a flower earring and when I saw the end product I fell in love (I know, a little dramatic, but true). How did I know nothing about this awesome thing?!? As it turns out, it’s not a novelty either – it has been around since the early 19th century.

I had so get my hands on some tatting needles and fast! Since me and eBay are best buds, I asked him for some help and a few days later my set of 6 needles arrived. I jumped back online and watched all three parts of OVW’s tutorial and made myself two pairs of earrings. I absolutely love how they came out and making them was so much fun!

Earrings-White 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earrings-Purple Gradient 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m currently working on some tatted bracelets. Will post pictures of these soon. 

 

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