Saturday, October 4, 2008

Ta-da! - Finished!

My large centrepiece is finished at last! I haven't yet done anything about the colour difference in the balls of thread used, but I will get around to it.

It took a long time and gazillions of pins to block it out, and it still isn't 100% right. However in the interest of retaining my equilibrium and poise, and also
the need to get started on my Christmas tatting, I eventually invoked the "man on a galloping horse" rule. I am not sure of the exact wording of that rule, but its
meaning is not to fuss over a detail that will not be apparent to others.

The finished piece is 51cm or 20 inches at the widest point. It was tatted in
60 Coats light ecru cotton from a picture on the net.


***Jon**** said...

This is a stunning piece.
You mean, you made this without a pattern and just based in on a picture from the internet? Oh Wow!

I don't know how long I can last just making the small motifs repeatedly so many times. I salute you, Drell.

Gina said...

You have every reason to be incredibly proud of this piece! I hope it is being displayed in a prominent place.

:-) gina

Bonnie said...

Jon is right, your piece is stunning! Beautiful!

TattingChic said...

Oh, wow, that is so beautiful! What an intricate piece of lace! Give yourself a big pat on the back for finishing that lovely piece of lace.

Jane Eborall said...

WOW, that's an enormous project. Very, very pretty and very clever to make it just from a picture.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

This is one of the most beautiful tatting pieces I have ever seen. I am so glad you finished it. Bravo! said...

That's wonderful! It takes persistance to make a large peice. You should be very happy with what you've made.

Dantatter said...

This is absolutely fabulous and amazingly you could make it from a picture. Please be very proud of yourself and your awesome work.
Happy tatting from Susanne who have been lucky enough to meet you in real life 2 years ago.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

You must have a tremendous feeling of accomplishment! It's absolutely gorgeous! My mom always said, "A blind man on a galloping horse will never know the difference."

drell said...

The accolades belong to the person
who put the original picture up.
Unfortunately the link no longer
works, but I understand one tatter
has gone to great trouble to track
him down. I understand he had just
tatted the piece, but was going to
make some notes and share them with
her seeing she had gone to great
lengths to find him.

I will ask her when I see her next
if she received them, as I would
like to compare my guesstimates
against the original.

Carol Lawecki said...

Stunning piece of tatted lace! You should be proud to have made such a beautiful piece. A treasured heirloom for sure!

Fox said...

Outstanding work! Just found your blog! : )