Sunday, November 09, 2014

Two by Jane

Sometimes you just need a break.  On the job you know you can perform better if you take breaks instead of pushing on to the point of exhaustion.  It's the same with tatting, whether it's a huge project or some designing that's not working out.

So for a change of pace, I worked a few of Jane's patterns.  I admire her work so much.  The top one is her recent Hummingbird.  I experimented a little, trying to add a 3rd shuttle to make it in one pass.  I wish the variegated thread in the tail showed up more, so maybe I'll try again later using the colors in a different order.

The bottom one is the Inside Out Motif.  The proportions of this one appealed to me from the first time I saw it.  Funny how some patterns will just "speak to you."  Don't you love the way Jane uses the lock stitch chain in many of her patterns?  It's such a pretty effect.