2015 mystery tat along- finished

I was really excited when this mystery tat along started in June 2015 over at Craftree: https://www.craftree.com/forum/threadfs/33172?page=1#202930. And I am happy now to say I have finished it, just under two years later.

In 2015, I thought I would use some red size 40 Milford Mercerised cotton to make it. I also set myself a challenge of using split chains to climb out of rows, and used a shuttle and ball thread. Using the ball thread instead of an additional shuttle meant I had to also learn how to make split rings using the ball thread. While I enjoyed making the first few rounds I must have put the piece away when we started renovations at the end of 2015.

When I uncovered it again in 2016, I found the thread annoying to work with. So again the project went in a cupboard and was forgotten. About a month ago I re-discovered it, and remembered why I stopped working on it when I was finishing round seven. Instead of persevering with the annoying red thread, I decided to change the thread I was using and finish this challenge. I matched a variegated Lizbeth size 40 Juicy Watermelon (Colour 156) to the red. I really enjoyed the last two rounds and had it finished very quickly.

Below are the pictures of it being blocked, and the completed doily.


When I finish a project like this, I begin looking for another similar sized project to take it’s place. Perhaps I will even make this pattern again in a prettier, nicer to work with, thread.

Until next time, happy tatting,

Fiona T





Filed under Eye Candy, Patterns

8 responses to “2015 mystery tat along- finished

  1. Barbara G

    Very nice Fiona. Love your color choice also. A good project is always a finished one. I sure have some work to do yet.

    • Thanks Barbara. I wasn’t sure the colour change would work, but decided it was better to have a finished ‘ugly’ piece than an unfinished piece. I think it turned out quite nicely too πŸ™‚

  2. Congrats on finishing! πŸ™‚ What a difference the thread makes! Glad you switched away from that annoying thread. πŸ˜‰

  3. Good work saving a project you didn’t want to finish, it looks great.

  4. Rose Rogers

    Your work is so beautiful and inspiring. Makes me want to go β€œmad” with my shuttles and start keeping records of what I might be able to create. Love your site, too.

    • Thanks Rose. There was a long time where I didn’t feel like I was doing all that much. Creating the blog to keep track of my crafty adventures has helped with that.

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