4 March 2009

Two pretty pieces from across the seas

These were sent to me a few days ago. Aren't they pretty? A tatter called Jane sent in her daisy picot pictures with the pattern below too.
Now, a bit about Jane in her own words-
I'm a Zimbabwean who has been living in South Africa for a few months. I learnt to tat 30 years ago, mainly from a teach-yourself pamphlet. When I became entirely immersed in spinning and knitting, I didnt tat for many years. But when I had to close my spinning business, it was a good chance to tat again. I discovered the world of tatting on the internet - wonderful! Since then I've really learnt a lot and had a lot of fun.
Yes, you can include my e-mail address if you like.

Her email address is ikorro@vodamail.co.za
I love her comment at the bottom about writing it all down!!

Small motif
Daisy ring using yellow thread as core: 1([8 white]2), repeat 5 times, 1, Cl. 1[8]2[8]2[8]2[8]2[8]1
Using green thread and encapsulation method, 6, ring 4-4, 6
Make another 4 flowers, with 4 chains between, joining the rings 4+4. Make final chain and join to first flower.
Bigger motif
Same method, but I used 12 ds for petals, and chains were 8[r 6-6]8

Goodness, it's more difficult to write a pattern than I supposed. It looks easy when you do it! I hope this makes sense and is technically correct. I rather doubt it, so change things where necessary.

9 comments:

  1. It's looking very "Spring-ish" there! Send some this way please. :-) I think the individual motifs would make lovely 3D flowers too. Just put a stem through the center and add a few leaves under.

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  2. Wow!These flowers look so colorful and springy!
    The doily looks sooooo... pretty!

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  3. Yes these definitely makes you think of spring. Lovely.

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  4. looks like Spring is on the way...thank you for sharing!

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  5. it really looks like Spring is on it's way...thank you for sharing!

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  6. Anonymous5:11 pm

    This looks like it is tatted with three shuttles and when using the green, you encapsulate the yellow and white. Is that right?

    This is really cute, and I love the colors. It has a simple elegant look to it.

    Very pretty!

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  7. Hi Anonymous
    This is the technique that was used. Riet made this page and also has a book full of patterns too.
    http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~nickeb/daisypicotriet.pdf

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  8. Very pretty indeed! I love this technique and use it a lot. Wrote a bunch of patterns but never published them. May be one day I take them out for a spin. :-) Here is already starting to feel Spring-ly warm.

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  9. Hi Jane, and Hi Jane, that looks very nice, I was looking at the notation and couldn't quite figure it out until you posted the technique by Riet. I had never seen the Daisy Picot notation before. now I understand it. Thanks ladytats

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