Tuesday, September 25, 2012

'The Lace Mat'

                                            Pattern by Norma Benporath, Chart drawn by Jon Yusoff.
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Jon wrote; "The Lace Mat is the first pattern by Norma Benporath that I tatted.  It was published in The Queenslander on  16th March 1938 (the Trove site sometimes has technical difficulties so you may not be able to see the actual tatting shown in the newspaper).  I have now completed the chart and am happy to share it here".

Shuttle tatted in Lizbeth size 20 thread, color: #100 Falling Leaves. Many thanks to Jon and others who had wonderful suggestions and ideas on how to improve the original pattern. I most say I learn a lot from working on this!

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10 comments:

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful, gorgeous colours, one of my favorite threads well done
Margaret

tattrldy said...

It looks great! Nice job

Nancy in Dallas said...

Margaret you have been so supportive during this project and I want to say how helpful you kind words have been. Having to cut 2 rounds was not an easy thing to do, but....all is well NOW...lol This has truly been a learning project which has open my eyes and MIND to see tatting in a whole new light!

Nancy in Dallas said...

Thank you! And I see you're out to a beautiful start as well. Happy Tatting!

God's Kid said...

That is really wonderful in the autumn colors!!! :)

Nancy in Dallas said...

Thank you so much for your kind words. A really learning experience!

Fox said...

It came out beautifully, Nancy. I also learned a lot from doing this project. Especially about blocking!

It is interesting to notice how the darker colours in this thread form their own pattern. You just never know till it is completed how the variegation will look. This one is very good!
Fox : )

Nancy in Dallas said...

Thank you Fox. My intention was to change up the colors a bit, but once I started with S/R's to climb out to the next rows, I was hooked on the idea and got a bit carried away!

goudenregen said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. You finished the lace mat! It looks fantastic.

Ladytats said...

Looks very good Nancy. Yeah for you persevering. It can be hard to do things over again. but this looks very good.