This is a piece of my early tatting from the summer when I first learned. So if any beginners out there are having a hard time, believe me, it WILL get better.
One important lesson here: good threads do matter. This mess might have looked better if I had not been working with some sort of cheap bedspread cotton. Even today, I have difficulty making neat, even stitches if I work with poor quality thread. Good thread will both look so much better and be easier to work with too.
Lacy Doily WIP - I had to stretch the rings on the second round so that it would lay flat as it was cupping. It still is, slightly. Finished the third round and 4 more to...
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