Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hmmm...not too sure about this one

I am in the process of tatting one of Martha Ess' Antique Rose Teapot sets for a friend. As hard as I tried to convince her otherwise, this is the color she chose. I don't think I really like it, but it's not my opinion that counts here. I think it would have looked nicer if I would have used ecru for the chains. What do you think?



If it looks a bit crooked, it's because it hasn't been blocked yet.

9 comments:

  1. I do like this colorway (and I'm not an orange person!) but I think it would look better if the outer chainwork was a solid color to define it - like black or chocolate brown or even ecru as you mentioned.

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  2. Perhaps the medium or dark brown, to delineate, but not overpower. Ecru might be too pale. Every which way, the teapot looks very nice!

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  3. I like it! It reminds me of pumpkins and spice!

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  4. It looks nice. Your rosette is nice and even! That's nice of you to tat it for a friend even if you didn't like the colors! It's hard for me to tat an involved project in colors that I'm not "in love" with!

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  5. What thread did you use to make the teapot?

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  6. Thanks, everyone. My friend loves it. She's redoing her kitchen in 1970's avocado green, gold, brown, and burnt orange(ewwww...) so the teapot will match perfectly. So she says. On to the rest of the set!

    Sherry, I used DMC size 80 in color 52. I do believe it's one of the colors that have been discontinued.

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  7. I was just about to write that I think the thread has a very "seventies" look - thereby dating myself! - and then I read your follow up comment.
    I like it!

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  8. I think it's fantastic. Just 'as is'.

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