Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Motifs, Doilies, Yoke and Snood

Vera has been working through the Magic Square and found that it required a lot of concentration. Of course doing one was not enough so she had to start again.

Fox thinks Robin Perfetti's Magic Square is a great pattern. This one is 2 inches across and was done in #40 Lizbeth. Alenaleah's tat-along is a lovely pattern and she thought she'd join the fun.

Martha found after fixing the offending motif she showed last time, she has now completed the inner neck edge, all "Yoke Circle 1". A few fill-in motifs on the front or maybe it's the back part and now she just the outer edge to go.

Muskaan recently found an interestingly shaped needle threader that also works well as a beader. She pulled out the old stand-by book “Tatting Patterns and Designs” by Blomqvist and Persson and tatted a couple of the medallions in Anchor size 40 thread. Most vintage patterns that start with a central ring will require tatting that ring first, but as Muskaan notes, a design like this one can be started with a chain the the central ring is thrown off it. This one cups because she didn't make the joining picots long enough. The next one worked out perfectly and is a very pretty medallion. She found Linda Davies split chain doily pattern and tatted in to make a hair bun (snood). Rather than encapsulating an elastic she did a Lock Chain string with a black wooden bead at either end and ran it through the outer edge of the doily.

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