I’ve started a new project (as if there weren’t enough unfinished ones!) as part of my unspoken 2017 resolution : working patterns from the books I have.
It’s the only way I can justify buying new books (space crunch)! I Have to work through at least some patterns from each of my books.
Partly random selection – mostly small motifs and medallions.
You might see the same colours for consecutive workings. That’s because I am loading the shuttles fully with size 40 thread and working them off. I will try to pick similar-looking shapes so that they can be strung/joined together later for a bookmark or mobile.
So here’s the one I will share now (although I made another first).
Star #1 (p39,
“Tatting Patterns and Designs”
Blomqvist and Persson
Worked in Anchor size 40 (closer to 50), it measures 2½” point to point ; 2” side to side ; each side of the ‘hexagon’ is about 1¼” .
Techniques : 2 shuttles, fs/bs tatting, thrown rings, thrown clovers, last to first ring join.
- Since there are more thrown rings, I chose to work the inner rings backside, so that the chains and thrown rings & clovers could all be worked normally.
- The medallion is worked in clockwise direction overall.
- For the single thrown ring, stitch count at either end of ring differs by 1 stitch in written notations. Taking the clover stitch count as my guide, I chose to use the smaller number.
This beautiful hexagon could so easily be used as a motif for a larger doily or mat ! I like this pattern very much.
Looking at this pic, I now realise that the chains under the clover should've been snugged more. groan !
I am also drawing a diagram of each for myself, to print & save in book for future reference.
Question : Can I share the diagram (without stitchcount) on my blog?
(The book was first published in 1967)
happy tatting always :-)