Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Wipping!

No, not whipping!  But WIPping… as in completing WIPs (works-in-progress).  And I have more than one of those!  Here is a border I started aaaaages ago.  It has, in fact, sat completed for a considerable amount of time on my worktable.  I just needed to attach it to the hanky.  I did a little bit here and there but never settled to tackle the whole task in one go.  Still, I got to the end eventually… this morning!




The thread is a size 60 HDT by Jess of Tat-ilicious on Etsy.  It is called "Chilled Mess".  I struggled to find a matching handkerchief for the thread and finally decided to improvise a bit.  I had this one with a blue flower which could possibly work so I added some embroidered colours on the edge to pick up the colours of the HDT and bring the design together a bit more.



The edging pattern is "Pomegranate" by Ann Orr which I slightly modified and for which I designed a corner.  I just looked back and I'm embarrassed to say that I started this edging more than a year ago and the tatting was completed last February!  So there you go:  it took me about a year to attach it to a hanky.  Does that make you feel better about your own incomplete projects?  (Assuming you have any of course!).




Here's one last photo (from the original post about this edging)
that better shows the tatting, and the corner.




Best wishes,
Frivole



16 comments:

  1. It is so pretty! You find the best hankies!
    Fox : ))

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  2. Très beau! Sais pas ou trouver des "hankies" ici. The edging you chose is very pretty,

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    1. Bonjour Hélène, les petits mouchoirs brodés sont encore relativement facile à trouver ici en Angleterre. Tu es en France?

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    2. Non, Québécoise, comme toi je crois!

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  3. Really lovely- the embroidery really did the trick to bring it together. You inspire me to get my major WIP done- it's almost 4 years now....

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    1. This was a small WIP, but like you, I also have one major WIP… are you talking of your runner?

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  4. I thought it was whipping as in whip stitch! A WIP well worth completing, beautiful.

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  5. So, so beautiful. All your projects have such an elegant touch. Karen in OR

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  6. Glad you finally got to finishing the hanky. You did a nice job of bringing the embroidery and edging together, they look good. I really like how you did the corner, very nice.

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  7. Very beautiful handkerchief and a lovely color of the thread.

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  8. Truly beautiful and elegant!!! :)

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  9. Absolutely beautiful! - is all that embroidery hand-done as well? - it ties all the colours in perfectly.
    If you watch a lot of old movies and go to bed after 2 am for one whole week, it's possible to tat an edging in that time...ask me how I know! All worked out well in the end, so it was worth it.And I am actually missing it, now that it's done.

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    1. Oh no Maureen, I'm not that virtuous…. the embroidery is made on my sewing machine! So which edging did you make? And I do also have the occasional disappearing tatting too! Hope you find it soon.

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  10. Thank you everyone for all the nice comments! Inspired, I've even started work on my next WIP...

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  11. Merci de nous faire découvri ce très joli modèle. C'est superbe, bravo!

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