"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 15, 2013

Star Attraction

Designed by Linda Davies
Majestic Threads, colors 819 (pink) and 847 (blue), size 80
Diameter 5 1/2 inches/ 13.7 cm

I really enjoyed tatting this. I have to admit that, like Fox, I got a little tired by the end. This happens with any doily; as the rounds get bigger and more time-consuming, you start longing for a change. That's why I rarely tat edgings. However, the way Linda made one round interact with the next and made the colors play with each other was enough to keep my brain interested. This is definitely a good pattern to tat in two colors-- although Fox's multicolored version looks pretty spectacular.

I scanned it again with a piece of black construction paper behind it to help the light colors show up better on your screen.


  1. love this doily so pretty size 80, this would be fun to hold and look at you did great! so perfect ! it was fun to watch the layers coming along.

  2. Very, very soft and dainty in the #80. Love,y work.

  3. Gorgeous I love the two colours together, really pretty.
    I know the feeling when a doily get too big and then you get fed up with it, having the same trouble with renuleks tat along mat.

  4. That came out so well,but what a lot of work! Well done.

  5. Your doily is beautiful and so delicate.Well done.