"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Color Interplay

I wasn't going to bother showing round 5, because it's the same as round 3, just a row of split rings in alternating sizes. After I started on round 6, I changed my mind, because the color interplay between these two rounds is fascinating to me.

As you can see, the split rings of round 5 complete an oval of rings made in round 6; if the rings and split rings are tatted in the same color, it gives the illusion of being all one round.

I'm very happy with the way this is turning out. So far, it's about 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm) in diameter, with two rounds left to go. Very small indeed for a doily, and a bit large for a motif, but it doesn't matter since it's going to be framed.

To see this doily in a much bolder color selection, head over to Fox's blog. She's tatted up to this point in a variety of pinks and greens, instead of just the two colors, and it looks great! I really hope she'll finish it despite the setback.


  1. Oh, yes, this is pretty! Very different from mine and you are right... that row is very interesting.

    I left you a long comment on tat-ology in response to yours. I have begun the fix. : ))

  2. Looking beautiful, love the colours you have used.

  3. Isn't it fun to see the same piece tatted in different colors? Both you and Fox have chosen some beautiful color combinations.

  4. What a difference a colour makes! It wasn't until the last photo that I realised that it is the same pattern as the one Fox is doing. WOW
    Meryl in Australia

  5. Yes it's true how color plays with your eyes to seem to change the pattern.