Thursday, 6 November 2014

Under An African Sky Doilies Completed



Doily #1 with 3 different backgrounds




Doily #2 in different backgrounds


I was eager to see the results and now that it is finally done, I am a little sad. Tatted in a mixture of Size 20 threads from Flora and Lizbeth, the original colour scheme which I planned on, changed as I tatted. There was a slight size difference in the Size 20 of the two threads but it isn't too noticeable.



'Under An African Sky' pattern is designed by Jane McLellan. Thank you Jane, for a wonderful pattern. 

Please link to these blogs: Fox;  Denise;  Ninetta;  Kristen;  Pigmini;
to see the progress of other participants in this challenge. There is no deadline and tatters are tatting according to their own schedule. I am eager to see the other doilies in progress as I believe each will turn out slightly different and each will have its own beauty. If you are thinking of tatting this pattern, please do and it will definitely be a very fulfilling experience.

13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous !!! Both look spectacular ! And you made 2 simultaneously !

    I'm always amazed at how a background can change the thread colours !

    I do intend to make this Unique doily, but am too bogged down with stuff at present. But it is definitely on my to-make list.

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  2. Oh wow Wendy, both of them look fabulous!! Interesting how the different backgrounds affect how the colours look. But in any case, they are both spectacular. It's wonderful for me to see so many people tatting the doily. I"m off to check the other versions.

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  3. Wonderful colours as usual in your work. SOOOOO pretty.

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  4. Gorgeous both of them, I don't know which one I like best they are so lovely.
    All I can say is well done
    Margaret

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  5. Both look awesome!!!! :)
    It's amazing how the background can make the colors look so different!! :)

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  6. Those doilies are gorgeous. Jane's pattern is a wonderful story.

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  7. Wow both are so very nice and the white animals are very cute and great idea! I know background makes a difference fun post and you did lots of work!

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  8. These are wonderful!! To me, picture #2 feels the most African!

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  9. Thank you all for your comments. Glad you enjoyed the journey.

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  10. I love both of them. I really need to start mine over and stick with it . I got so sidetracked and I am disappointed in myself. I will start it tonight.

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  11. Really beautiful ! All of them ! I finally restarted the doiley, I am on round 4 and I am very happy with it, I am finding it to be delightful to tat. I too changed a color, instead of tatting all blue I am adding the color Rainbow Splash size 20 by Lizbeth. I just happened to come across many photos online of African sky's at different times of the day and night and I thought some more color was needed. I posted it and some stockings I made on my blog. merry Christmas and Happy New a Year !

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