Renulek's Rose #3
Finished product first, of course.
Is now a good time to mention that I used 600 pins, and still missed about a hundred or so picots?
It took a very, very long time to get all the pins in. Thankfully, unpinning everything went much faster.
Progress photos below!
The first round completed:
The second round. The chains aren't as tight as they should be, and are flopping around too much. This will be a recurring theme, and definitely something I'll be paying attention to in future pieces.
You can see that the doily gets more and more wobbly as things progress. I think it would have laid more flat if I had been neater with my chains, ie pulled them a lot more tightly. The last round being so flat on its own actually helps the flatness of the overall doily.
I had a lot of fun with this doily. I actually started the same pattern, but in size 40 thread. I'm in the middle of the second round already, and am looking forward to the tatting! I will do a size comparison between this size 10 thread doily and the one I'm working on now, as I'm curious how much smaller the doily will be.