Sunday, July 25, 2010

Small Tablecloth!

Thought that I would start a Tatted tablecloth, not sure how big it will be but this is a project on the go.
I found the pattern in A Tatter's Workbook by A. Tatter edited by Jules & Kaeths Kliot.And it is on p76, anyway what do you think of the open space where the Medallions are joined I like it ,but the other half says there is too much open space. I used Lizbeth#20 626 Light Shell Pink and 627 Medium Shell Pink and a Coats chain #40 in a Ecru type colour of which I have about 3 and a half balls so I am hoping for a good size tablecloth.


  1. That is an ambitious project! I like the negative space, but the final piece might be more stable with a small joining motif in that space. Please keep us posted with your progress!

  2. Typsy Tat,
    You are right it is on page 76 in A Tatter's Workbook. It looks wonderful. Who's going to use it when you get it done? You are others? Make it how you want it to be. It will be lovely no matter what when you get it done. I can't wait to see how it looks when it's done. Good luck & don't give up.

  3. Thankyou both for the lovely comments and I plan on keeping it. Also it will take a while to do.

  4. Yippee! I'm excited because that is SO pretty AND I ordered that book yesterday! I think you mentioned it not long ago, so it got bumped up on my list of books I want.

    This will make a beautiful tablecloth. I like the negative space. I think it will look pretty with fabric under it or on top of a table with a pretty surface.

    :) Ann

  5. Looks like a great start to a beautiful tablecloth! :)

  6. So pretty!

    I have my copy of the book open and as I am thumbing through, I realize I have not looked at this book in ages!

    I have acquired so many over the past year that I have forgotten the treasures in the bookcase! I am going to study this one for a while - there are lots of wonderful things in it, including the lovely motif you have chosen

    It is going to be a wonderful piece.
    Keep us posted.
    Fox : )

  7. Iwill certainly keep you all posted on the slow progress of this tablecloth. And thank you for all of your lovely thoughts!

  8. I love motifs for large projects like this. You can make decisions about the size as you go depending upon how much you are enjoying the project. The negative space looks fine. If you choose to make it relatively small so that it is entirely supported by the table it is on, that space won't be a problem. However, I do agree with Diane that a motif in that space would stabilize the piece. That becomes especially important if the piece must drape over the table or if it is large enough that you must drape it over the ironing board when blocking after washing.

  9. Eliz!!!I also like small motifs as they are quick and easy to do.