I have finished my version of the Tear Drop Doily designed by Georgia Seitz for Doretha Albe.
I used Lizbeth size 20 in Fruit Fiz (I remember the color name, but have lost the label, so have no idea of the number)
previous post I listed a couple other tatters who have made this doily and inspired me. Fox has also made this doily.
I was able to get this to complete a circle using 14 points. While tatting this, I was thinking of changing the joining points to allow it to circle easier. I would join the 2 split rings on the sides of the tear drops and not join the top chain. that would pull the center closer and let the outer area curve more easily. But then again, that might make it too floppy.
part of this doily was made while riding in the car. because of not keeping my mind completely on what I was doing, I made a boo-boo.
the pattern calls for split ring, split ring, ring, chain, thrown off ring, chain, ring, split ring, split ring.
but I did split ring, split ring, chain, TOring, chain. then looked at what I had done, and discovered that I had missed the 2 top rings. I didn't want to frog the chain, TOring,chain; nor did I want to cut and hide ends. but with a small amount of thought I said " ah ha!! I know how to fix this!"
How would you fix this? and can you find the spot?
leave your thoughts in a comment. and I will do the reveal tomorrow night.
I am seriously thinking of how to fill in the center. using Josephine Knots instead of picots does complicate the matter, but I have some thoughts on the subject. Do you have any ideas? it is a bit unstable at this point. picking it up it will distort, and you need to adjust it into a proper circle when you lay it down.