Monday, July 20, 2009

Destined for a Tote Bag

This is the first element in one of Jan Stawasz's designs, and it was not until the final blocking out that I noticed that one of the clovers of a middle motif had only two rings! I left it sitting there for a couple of days, but each time I looked at it, all I could see was that two-ring clover, and I decided that I just couldn't proceed adding rows to the project, as it would continue to haunt me, and I would not be pleased with the finished result.

So I have begun the element again, carefully checking that each clover has three rings! I have decided to back the defective piece with red velvet, and investigate the best way of making a tote bag out of it, preferably covering it with acetate or
similar protective covering.


Bonnie said...

I am sorry for your troubles but it really is beautiful work.

TattingChic said...

What a major bummer with the mistake! Yes, sometimes those things can throw the whole rest of the design off! I like your idea of using this piece for a tote bag decoration. It will look beautiful, I'm sure! :)

Best of luck with the newly restarted piece! :)

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

You sound like me...LOL! Why is it that we are the only one's who care about and "see" our tatting flaws? What you have accomplished thus far is gorgeous! ...and a what a special tote it will make.

drell said...

Thanks everybody. I felt wretched about it for a while, but it is remarkable how quickly I am getting back to where I was. The next element is three rows of split rings!

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

I am so sorry that you have to go through this. I know the feeling because it has happened to me too. It was so frustrating when it happened and I can't think of anything else until I started on making another one. The faulty one is gone to I-dont-know-where.

Fox said...

Beautiful tatting - and I understand yout reasoning! Ah, the life of a perfectionist! Fun, isn't it!!!
: ) Fox