Thursday, December 8, 2016

Motif 39

This is Frosted Star doily from Traditional Tatting Patterns by Rita Weiss. The colors were inspired by one of @lakesuperior_beachglass stacked seaglass photos.

I've been wanting to do a seaglass inspired doily for a while. And this pattern with its little inset flowers reminded me of seaglass on a pebble-y beach.

When I lived on Whidbey Island, WA looking for seaglass was one of the precious few things that made me happy and peaceful to the core of my soul.  I enjoyed every cold, windy and sometimes rainy minute of it. Now I'm landlocked 2300 miles away but have my little jars of seaglass to remind me of the Pacific Northwest.


God's Kid said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! :)
I have never seen(maybe not even heard of) seaglass. Sounds cool and the picture is quite interesting.

Kristin Taylor said...

So pretty! Seeing the motifs in different colors is really helpful:) I've been wanting to make this pattern for years and finally found the perfect thread for it. Would you be able to tell me approximately how many yards of thread this took? All I reall need is how many balls it took and how many yards are on a ball .

Laurette said...
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Laurette said...

I don't know exactly how many yards it took for the little flowers but it was a shuttles worth to make 3 of each color with a bit left over. For the charcoal it took just over half a ball of size 20 Lizabeth thread which is about 210 yards. Hope this info is what you need and sorry it took so long to get back to you. Good luck!

Kristin Taylor said...

Yes, thank you. That is much more helpful than the amounts in the pattern! I'm planning on purchasing some hand dyed thread from Yarnplayer and now I know how much to order 😊