4 April 2018

Back to Dora now!!!

More new mermaids arrived yesterday - please say 'hello' to them!!!

As my regular readers are aware I've spent a lot of time working through most of Dora Young's book (All New Knotless Tatting) which Heidi has so wonderfully got re-printed. Copies can be bought from here.

As you know from this post I first met Dora (well, her book) when I was in South Carolina. I did complete seven of the motifs as in that link but was never 'quite' happy with the joins between them. So I've decided to see if I can master them better by having another 'go'.

This time I'm using a size 40 thread. The beauty of this motif is that it's only one ring and then you can work constantly off the ball thread. I must work out how much thread I need to add to the shuttle for each motif but as I never use knots to join there's really not a lot of point for me personally!!!! I don't use the magic thread trick either - before you ask!!!!


Tim Kaylor said...

Looking good in pink, Jane. I don't like knots to join either. Avoid like the plague.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

It looks lovely in pink! I should pull out my copy of the book and do some practicing!

Maureen said...

It's an interesting motif; the spokes by themselves make a good star, don't they!

God's Kid said...

That's beautiful already!! :)

Madtatter80 said...

Very well done and makes it tempting so far I only have done one thing from her book 🐝

Pigmini said...

Stop reminding me of my 'to tat' list! Vbg

Currently only got 2 things on the go... so you never know... maybe... jus' sayin!

Lavi Damian-Boja said...

Your post prompted me to read more about Dora Young. She really had unique patterns. Your motif is very nice, though I also saw the previous one you made and it didn't look like it needed any improvement.

Jane Eborall said...

It's not so much the motif that needs improvement, Lavi Damian-Boja but the joining of several. It's not easy to understand how Dora meant it to be done so I'm making notes as I go along and will add them to the page at the top of the blog when I'm happy with them!!!!

Ladytats said...

oh, very neat even picots and it looks good. Will be interesting to see your joining. Dora had some interesting patterns.

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