Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My version of the Jan Stawasz Centrepiece


It has taken a long time, and there have been many hiccups along the way. First I made a big mistake in the central hexagon, and had to start from scratch again, then I hit a brick wall mentally, because I had never done so many split rings at one time, but I managed to overcome this. Life then threw in a few curve balls in the shape of my husband's illness and other family matters, but finally...finally, it is finished. It is worked in Coats 20, given to me by a dear friend. It is a little like getting a very difficult crossword out, a sort of triumphant relief. It will probably go to my daughter, as she is the one with a beautiful big dining table.

23 comments:

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

OMG! this is a gorgeous piece of tatting. Congratulations!
I can only dream of making something as big as this.

I am sorry that you had so many difficult things happening your way while making this, but life is like that, I suppose. I hope everything is okay now.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous centerpiece! Congratulations on finishing it.

I hope life starts treating you more kindly.

Bonnie said...

Stunning! Congratulations on completing a lovely piece of art!!

Vinnie said...

oooooh....
Stunning!!!
Gorgeous!!!!
Lovely!!!
WOW what hard work!

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

Oh! Oh! Oh my heavens, this is so stunning! What a lovely piece of HARD work!

I hope your daughter appreciates it - it's exquisite.

victats@gmail.com said...

What a wonderful accomplishment! It takes alot of endurance to finish a large piece like that.

Gina said...

What a beautiful heirloom piece! I hope you enter it in some fairs/competitions! Your daughter will treasure it!

TypsTatting said...

What a stunning piece you really should be proud of yourself. It is absolutely lovely!!!

God's Kid said...

That is ultimately awesome! Congratulations on completing it! :) Have a great day! :)

tattips said...

Your centrepiece is beautiful, neat, elegant...mind blowing

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

This is a center piece I have been wanting to do also. I Have started one of his big pieces from his book. I need to get back to it someday. Right now I am making his hat from Jan's book. It is the one with the hat brim and it isn't white but lots of color.
Congrats on the centerpiece! IT is beautiful!

drell said...

Thanks so much for the kind comments. It has just increased my awe of Jan. I have only completed one piece -he has designed and tatted a whole book full and much more.

❃Hilde said...

gosh! for a lovely tablecloth

❦TattingChic said...

Oh, my gosh! It's just breathtakingly beautiful! WOW!

Carla said...

This doily is wonderful.
Congratulations.

Susanne said...

A wonderful job and awesome work.

Art by JoyMac said...

Magnificent......so sorry that you had so many hiccups.
Hugs
Joy

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Ginny W said...

That is beautiful you did great work on it, I love big projects and maybe i should get my copy of his book and think about that one

kikix said...

Houaaaa beaucoup de travail mais ce napperon est de toute beauté.
Pouvez vous me dire ou vous avez achetez le livre de jan stawaz ? Car je ne le trouve pas.
Merci de votre réponse.
Bien cordialement
virginie

Liyarra said...

Saw it in progress. Look forward to catching up so I can see it finished. Well done Dorelle!!!

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