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« on: January 12, 2011 02:26:28 AM »

I have finished a piece of Filet work and I am amazed with the results. the chart and instructions were from a book called "Magical Needlework: 35 Original Projects and Patterns" by Dorothy Morrison.  Did I mention I'm a pagan?! I'm not wiccan, therefoe not a witch despite what my aunt keeps telling me (yarn witch aparently?!)

The project itself is meant to be an altar cloth according to the book, but as I don't have an altar, I added the tabs on the top myself using 1/2dc stitches, and also added a border of sc to make all the borders a little more firm.

Made using a 3mm hook and pure cotton yarn and it's taken me over a year to finish. I kept gettig annoyed and upset with it and ignoring it, but at the end of november last year I was half way through it and decided I was going to have it finished by new year. Ok. I didn't. But 12th jan isn't far off!!!

Everything was given to me, so the only cost to myself was 1.75 for the new 3mm hook Wink

it has not been blocked, but it has been steam ironed. No blocking due to having no space to do blocking!

the rail it's hanging from is a length of 10mm diam copper pipe with two 1970s metal bead buttons streaded on to it.

finally, a full frontal shot!

I am sooooooooooo proud of this! even my husband likes it, he's not pagan but he appreciates the skills and the work which went into it and he says it goes really well with the red wall.

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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011 02:31:21 AM »

I am a Witch, and I LOVE your work! This is exactly what I want to do one day, in a bright purple. Thank you for the inspiration!

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011 02:47:12 AM »

thank YOU for the compliment!
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2011 09:16:52 AM »

Oh wow, I love it. You did a wonderful job. Thank you for posting the name of the book. I will have to look into getting it for myself. You have inspired me.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2011 09:58:36 AM »

Ooo this is wonderful!! I have yet to try filet crochet but I really want to!!

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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2011 11:08:55 AM »

Nice! I love filet crochet!
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