13 November 2018

The new whirly motif

You probably remember me doing this single whirl a while ago.

Well you know what BC3 is like - he HAD to find out what it would look like when done in multiples!!

This was a bit of a challenge actually because the whirls kept putting me on a wrong foot with the joins. A few sessions of backtracking (undoing!) occurred but I'm pretty pleased with the result. I have even memorised the pattern so I can take it 'out and about' with me as I'm making another mat in the same way!!! How's that for progress!!

I wasn't happy with the first scan so put a green background on the second time. 

There's a very funny story about the green background. 

I have some sheets of card by the scanner for white pieces of tatting so I chose a very bright fluorescent piece out of the stash. I scanned the mat a couple of times and it came out with a cream background. I was really puzzled about this and went off to ask Mr Google why this was happening. Then after a search which came up with no answers I decided to call it a day and picked the card off the scanner to put away. Well, imagine how stupid I felt when I realised that the green fluorescent was only on the ONE side of the card!!!! 

Now why did I tell you all that story when it just goes to prove what a dozy old moo I am?


Tim Kaylor said...

Now we see why there are 2 "conveniently placed" picots on the rings at the ends of the points. Not really dozy, is it? More like genius.
I have also done the card thing. For a bit I wondered if the scanner has a filter that causes that. Yep, it was different on the other side, just like you did. Bet we are not the only ones.

Pigmini said...

Looks pretty Miss ! Did those joins drive you bonkers then?

Ninetta said...

Beautiful, love them together, over and under the green card :-)

Maureen said...

It's an amazing design, it almost looks alive, a lot of dancing creatures holding hands!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Haha! It's good to know I'm not alone. I've done the same thing with a scanner. I do like your twirly motifs joined together!

craftie sylvie said...

Oh this is SO what I could have done myself! Since I don't blog I don't need to share pictures of my tatting, that's the only reason why I can say it never happened to me!!!
I think your mat looks lovely :)

Phyllis said...

Amazing result. It is mesmerizing to look at.

Jane McLellan said...

It’s a dance, a wonderful whirl!

God's Kid said...

It looks amazing!!! :)

Alka Gudadhe said...

What a great effect of togetherness! I like it.

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