Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Refreshment Set ... ummm?

from Tatting Doilies & Edgings ed. Rita Weiss
I love tatting in the round and don't like having to join motives together to form the pattern. This set gives me a coaster size all-in-one motive which I can join (if I want) to make a larger item. I found it in a Dover Needlework Series book which is a collection of patterns originaly printed between 1920 and 1944.

I had only made three mistakes up to the time I took the photo. Since then I made another four - two times I joined the ring to the wrong picot and had to open the ring to fix it. The other two mistakes I didn't discover until after doing a three ring clover each time and couldn't fix.

I am using another of the 50 cent balls of perle 8 thread. The dusky rose colour seems to change slightly under tension, so it looks faintly variagated.

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