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Tatted TARDIS Doily by Dorothy-T-Rose Tatted TARDIS Doily by Dorothy-T-Rose
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Nine TARDISes rest on the Earth with the colours of space-time shining through between them.

Tatting is a sturdy form of lacework that has been around since the Victorian era and is nearly a lost art. It is made by tying thousands of tiny knots using a shuttle. Unlike most kinds of lace, tatting will not unravel if the lace is cut.

This one-of-a-kind doily is roughly 17 inches in diameter. It is comprised of green, white, blue, and black thread, as well as two different variegated threads. Each TARDIS has eight panels (five blue and three white, indicating the windows and the "Pull to Open" sign), and a black bar with white pearlescent beads for the "Police Box" section. On top is a large iridescent bead for the TARDIS lamp.

Each section of the space-time background is unique and is adorned with random beads and picots (little loops in the thread). There are four different medium beads and five different small beads, including blue, green, yellow, white, clear, and silver. Each section also has at least one jump ring to add a bit of flare and texture.

The tatted TARDIS doily will look fantastic under a dish of bananas or a vase of roses in your own Whovian abode or that of your favourite geek. Alternatively, tatted lace is often framed and mounted on the wall to help preserve it against the elements.
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Tatted TARDIS Doily by wist-aria ( Suggested by digikijo and Featured by Brookette )
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AndroidBoleyn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sooooo cool!
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  ^_^

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Mindys-Person Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is absolutely amazing, and looks like it took a lot of work and time. How long did it take?
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my goodness!  It did!  It took roughly 6 months, but I did have to take a break in the middle because I developed a mild case of tennis elbow.  So...maybe 4-5 months in total?

I'm very glad you like it.  ^___^

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Kittinlover Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! That's awesome! Did you make up your own pattern or did you get it from some one else? I'd love to have a copy of the pattern.
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  I made up my own pattern as I worked on it.  I sketched out the idea on paper, but hammered out the details through trial and error.  People have asked me for the pattern before, but, unfortunately, figuring out how to write it in a way that would make any sense to someone else has proven to be more difficult than making the doily.  I am selling this one for $700, though.  And, I'm selling individual tatted TARDISes for $65.  I'm afraid that's the best I can do for you, if you want one for your own.

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PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG!!!! LOVE!!!!
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  ^__^

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PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Grey-clap-icon Taka-clap 
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SarahTheSlightlyMad Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow.
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
^__^  Thank you!

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Naynaycorn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thats so cute!
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.

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Ghostpaint1 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
It would be really cool if you did a bigger one with thirteen Tardises around Gallifrey. 
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
*is now dead*

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GratefulReflex Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is composed of 100% awesomitonium alloy.
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aaaaaw!  Thank you!  That's...cute, but appreciated.  ^__^:heart:

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GratefulReflex Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean you know you just made doilies 100% cooler. Never imagined I'd type that though but it's true.
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle:  Well, I have to agree.  Doctor Who makes everything cooler.  ^___^

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jasmineweasley Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a serious need, now.
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, thank you!  It's actually available for sale on Etsy.

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jasmineweasley Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsobbplz: I can't buy stuff online.
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Lokimamabear903 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

I... omg this is BEAUTIFUL

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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!  ^___^

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Lokimamabear903 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome!
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Pipersmclean Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Photographer
Doooo weeeeeee doooooooooooo 
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
In stereo x 9 :giggle:

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BlueEire Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
this is absolutely BRILLIANT!
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Heeee!  ^______^:heart:  Thank you!!!

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eniqua Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student General Artist
FANTASTIC!
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ha ha!  I see what you did there.  ^___^  Thank you!

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eniqua Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Lol you're welcome! :D
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AyZeee Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student General Artist

This. Is. AMAZING!

Congrats on DD!

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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!  On both counts.  ^__^

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AyZeee Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student General Artist
No, thank YOU! <3
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lucyheart32 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yyyyyeeeesss go doctor whoers
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hee hee.  ^___^  Thanks.

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lucyheart32 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well it was really cool
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KyomiHikaru Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my god this is amazing! I want one! ;-;
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!  :hug:  This one is available for sale on Etsy, but, due to the months it took to make it, I'm afraid there's only one.  ^_^;;

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mattlancer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student General Artist
:icontardisplz:
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
^___^:heart::heart:

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mattlancer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student General Artist
^^
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RonnieWilliams13 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So cool! :)
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

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Jazebeth Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
^___^:heart::heart:

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Jazebeth Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And congrats on the DD :party:
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  ^__^

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