Today's featured WIP is a bit of a departure. It is the edging on a doily, using the techniques and a design found in the book Knotted Lace in the Eastern Mediterranean Tradition by Elena Dickson. **Update: Since the Amazon price is so high, I went looking for an alternate source, in case anybody was interested in this book. Abe Books has links to several booksellers with much lower prices.**
Technique/Materials: This edging consists of loops of thread in between knots, worked around and around the pre-made doily. The design develops in the spacing of the knots into the previous rows. The thread is DMC Cordonnet.
Background: I really don't recall when I started this. My edition of the book was published in 1999, so it was sometime in the past ten years. This is another travel project.
Why it's not done: It's really pretty, but doing row upon row of knots gets a little tedious. Never mind that it is "in hand" work, with all of the issues I've got with it.
What's left to do: Lots more knots. Here's what the completed edging is supposed to look like.