I promised I’d show you some more of the soon-to-be balcony mandalas! They’re not mandalas in the traditional sense of the word, as they are doily patterns. But I think the term ‘summer mandala’ has a nicer ring to it then ‘summer doily’, doesn’t it Anyway, I’ve gone with the more lacey patterns. Lots of fishnet, lots of picots, I love those patterns. They just seem more elegant and I can picture the sun shining through the mazes already!

These aren’t all the colours from the previous posts. I still need to find a pattern for one colour, which will probably be a small pattern just to put up in between the bigger ones.

If you missed it, I’m using Cotton 8 from Scheepjes for this project. Cotton can withstand a lot of ‘abuse’, which comes in handy because I want the mandala’s to be stiff as a board! They’re a little bit drooping right now…

Yeah, after this picture my camera decided he really, REALLY needed some juice so I couldn’t take a better picture. But you’ll see what I mean, if I put this up it will just sag and look sad in general. The plan is to stiffen them up with wallpaper adhesive, hence the ‘abuse’ of the cotton I was talking about. This will probably happen next week. Wish me luck!

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Margaret
Wat een prachtige kleuren. de Scheepjes katoen is lekker zacht, maar het werk wordt met dit garen ook wat slap. Met die opengewerkte mandala's wordt dat nog slapper dan met gesloten exemplaren. Goed om de mandala's te verstevigen.

Groetjes, Margaret July 15, 2015 15:16 - Reply
kirsten
Hi Margaret,

dankjewel! Klopt, dat verschil merk je echt heel erg! Ik merk nu na het opstijven ook dat de ene dichte die ik heb gemaakt (de mintgroene) ook nog steviger is dan de rest. July 20, 2015 20:34 - Reply
Sigrid Swinnen
Mooie zeekleurtjes... Benieuwd naar het eindresultaat! July 21, 2015 07:11 - Reply
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