I finally got an Excellent for my filet. So pleased! And my shaped piece got a Very Good. This was because the corners were rounded as I’d only put 2 dc in each one. I should have put in 3. I had been a little unsure about this and had gone for consistency, so it’s good to know.
Not wishing to tempt fate, but if these pass they will be my final samples. I know they’re not perfect but reasonably pleased with both so hopefully all will be well.
I’d completely forgotten about this piece. I think I may have misunderstood the brief, which says ‘Include Tunisian textured stitches within a square of Tunisian crochet.’ I have done this very literally but maybe it means ‘a square of textured Tunisian’. I don’t mind if I have to do it again as I love the effect of Tunisian and am happy doing it on a small hook but I can’t find a way to do it comfortably on a long hook.
Broomstick and edgings. I liked doing all of these but I’m a bit concerned as to whether I should have done more rows of trc between my broomstick rows. I just have the shaped piece and my filet edging to do (for which I am waiting for Pauline Turner’s Crochet Lace from the library.)
I passed my hairpin! I got ‘Excellent’ for everything, except the pale blue one which was a bit floppy; and one of the joins, which was a bit too tight. I think it’s unlikely I’ll be doing this technique again, but you never know.
My second project, my cardigan, was given a ‘Very good’! The other samples all passed, ranging from pass to excellent. My foundation chain is still often loose so I really do need to use a smaller hook.
I’m working on my hairpin lace so will try to do those samples while waiting for the thread to arrive for my next project.