Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Back to the Challenge



I've been working on my 25 Motif Challenge, really I have.  I have lots of motifs to show you, once I remember where I put them.

This one is "Winter's Day Snowflake" by Darlene Polachic from Big Book of Tatting.  Patterns are written out instead of shorthand: "6 ds, p, 6 ds...", but easy enough to read.  There are a lot of patterns, many of them easy.  It is out of print, but you may be able to luck into a used copy like I did.

The pattern called for cuts and ties, but I used split rings to climb out and make it in one pass.  I think I remember adding a few stitches to the outer chains to get the right shape since either my tension was tight or my bare thread spaces too long.  The thread was probably Lizbeth 622, a shade I've grown fond of.

13 comments:

  1. Pretty pattern; pretty colour.
    Fox : )

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  2. This is really pretty! I like this color as well.

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  3. Oh this is beautiful, wonderful to look at, you did great job!

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  4. That is very pretty.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous!!! :)

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  6. I do have this book and have to say that I never really noticed this pattern before! But I certainly noticed THIS presentation! WOW! This is just perfect in every way - the gorgeous thread color, perfect lengths on the bare threads, perfect rings, chains and picots! Just spectacular! It's really a wonderful design, and you've made it easier to do with the modern techniques. Excellent! I'd love to put it in one of those brass rings!

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  7. That is so pretty. I think doing it in a solid was a good choice.

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  8. Beautiful snowflake. I had actually forgot about that book. I will have to try that pattern. Pretty color too. Your picots are perfect. Do you pin them when you block?

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    1. I generally don't pin all the picots when I block, just enough to get the piece into the right shape.

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  9. This pattern is really eye-catching! Love it.

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  10. Gorgeous colour for a lovely pattern.
    Margaret

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  11. Pretty motif in a lovely colour.

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