2 January 2020

Jan's pattern - 4 motifs done

Now those of you who have made this pattern will notice that I've made different joins for the motifs. I have never understood fully the way Jan writes his patterns so I'm afraid I work it out another way. I use the 'normal for me' method of doing front/back tatting.  That's just me, though!!!

The motif with the red thread hanging on it (middle left) is the centre motif and I marked it that way so BC3 wouldn't lose the plot!!!!

Each motif is worked from beginning to end without cutting and tying.  To get the threads from the centre to the next round does require a split chain and then a single shuttle split ring with the one shuttle thread hidden inside the ring.  Just needed some thought - and a friendly BC3!!!


Tim Kaylor said...

We were discussing how Jan does things at the December meeting. In the Red book, you really have to read the first few pages. They have a yellow background. I think his picot method is just F/B tatting of sorts.

Maureen said...

I hope you're feeling much better now, it's good to see you're tatting again. Split chains I just can't do, I happily cut and tie every time!

Bev said...

Looking lovely, and as usual, great colour choice.

Jane Eborall said...

Yes, Tim. I worked out that he writes for right/backside tatting so all I do is work out the stitch count then play with picot placement and work front/back the more up to date way. I’m SURE it makes sense to other people but just doesn’t to BC3!!!!
Back to normal now, Maureen thankfully!
Thanks, Bev. I do love variegated threads but they don’t work with ‘fussy’ designs. Well, not for me!!!

God's Kid said...

Looks like an awesome start!! :)

Madtatter80 said...

I remember looking at this pattern and it nice to make things in colors and funny how we all tat slightly differently to get same look💐

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