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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

WIP: Armenian lace doily edging (by Elena Dickson)

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.

Maybe it'll happen sometime in the next ten years.

2 comments:

Piwonia said...

Hi, Jeanne,
Have you finished your knotted lace doily? I know this book, it's been published in Poland. I've made several doilies and love this technique. It's great to see that somebody is doing the same thing :)
My works are here http://piwonia67.fotosik.pl/albumy/705090.html and here https://picasaweb.google.com/Piwonia67/KoronkiPetelkowe#
Not many yet, but more will come :)

Couch-CROCHET-Crumbs said...

Great try! I do this kind of stuff too but I do the flowers and the more "Turkish" side of it. If you'd like to have a look then heres the link

www.couchcrochetcrumbs.blogspot.com

Cheers.