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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.


Piwonia67 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 :)

AnatolianCollections 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