Sunday, August 15, 2010

County Fair 2010


Here are my tatted entries for the County Fair. Also entered flowers, jams and other crafts. Received 9 blues, 7 reds and 2 whites. Happy with the results and the reds and whites makes you try harder next time. But how do you tell a flower you must be beautiful and be on your best behavior!!! This lady went out to the Juniper Tree and just snapped off a branch and got a blue! Never cleaned up the raw edge of the branch....
In another post I wrote about the doily losing its pattern because of the variegated threads. However, using the white then the red to outline it shows off the tatting pattern. There is still one more round to go and it will be in white.
Each motif of the white were individually tatted and joined to the variegated only. When joining the last round with the red thread you had to be careful not to twist the white motif. If it did get twisted you will have the red showing through the picot that you joined with.

6 comments:

Eliz (tatknot) said...

Congratulations!

Gina said...

Congratulations on your winnings!

Karen Tapahe said...

Beautiful work. Congratulations!!

Miranda said...

Congratulations on your ribbons! Will you be entering anything in the State Fair? I'd love to see your work in person!

Quayceetatter said...

Miranda, Albuq is too far to go to enter in State Fair. If closer I would enter. I will see if the girls would like to go to Albuq somethime this fall and meet with you and another lady.
Thanks for all the comments!

Quayceetatter said...

This is an email from Kathy, Tatting Tales Blog..
Congratulations on the ribbons! They seem to be fairly judged except for the 'free form' doily. I think it is amazing how you got it to 'work out' and to look so 'natural' as a design, without being symmetrical. I don't think they realized how clever and unique it is!