Yes, you can work on this challenge all year long. NO deadline, except the end of the year. ;-)
how do we know if someone else has already done the pattern we are thinking of?...I am eye-ing a tatted and netted collar(Beeton, i think) ...a book is coming to teach me netting...along with a netting kit. the pattern says nothing about thread size...any way to figure this out? robin
"accept what is" Buddha
If someone wants to do some of the many patterns from the Coats 229 book and doesn't have it, send me a PM as I have an extra copy I will share. I plan on doing a couple of them myself.
As for netting - I believe that those were all done with commercially provided netting. Must be awesome to make it yourself!
I just posted a picture of pattern 9064 from Coats book 229 in my albumn. I didn't continue the edging since I didn't have a hanky on hand to attach to, but the central corner piece is complete. I can always add the continued edging and leave it hanging if you need that to update the picture.
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i've seen one I fancy trying. I think the challenge will be following the pattern rather than the tatting itself. With these older patterns is there a standard size of thread that was used? The pattern says to leave a suggested lenth of thead between rings but this length would change if i'm using bigger thread than what was intended.
When doing patterns with bare thread spaces, I try to gauge the length needed in units of the size of the closed rings. I judge that from the pictures.
I don't always do well, as you can see in my piece from last year here: http://www.intatters.com/showthread....ot-flat-circle ;)
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this might actually be from the same pattern i am looking at but its hard to tell becuase the current picture is very poor quality.