Friday 3 October 2014

Under the African Sky Doily WIP1

It looks fine here but I am not happy with it. I think more practice tatting these interlocking rings is required.

On the left is tatted in Lizbeth 20 Gold. The colour looks fine on the ball but when tatted there is a dingy tinge. It isn't bright as gold should be. Not my favourite.

On the right is Lizbeth 20 Falling Leaves. This could be the colour of the sun, couldn't it?


  1. I love the one on the right. I haven't finished even one interlocking rings yet . I hope mine turns out like the one on the left . The rings don't look stuck together in the middle. How did you get them that way? I love the color also. You know, I was having the same problem with my bright yellow thread. I know my hands were very clean when I wound it onto the shuttle and before I started tatting but it didn't look dingy it looks dirty. And it's happened with other thread as well. It has frustrated me to the point that I have thrown pieces away and I have stopped tatting for days. When I soak it in Dawn ultra dish soap and hot water it gets clean.

    1. Hi Denise, I think blocking will help. The interlocking rings need practice. I'm practising.

      Thanks for the tip. I think I will use a different yellow thread for the sun.

  2. They both look very well!! :) The interlocking rings is a challenge!! :)

  3. Both sets look fine to me, but the set on the right is just about perfect! I love the color! You're off to a great start!

  4. The interlocking rings are getting me too!! I keep undoing them and trying again!! Love the red one!! Setting Sun colours!!

  5. I love the colours on the right one too. I think my second one looks a little better. Stay tuned!