Monday, September 7, 2009

#6 motif for real this time

a second quickie post for Labor Day.
I have finished lesson 4 for the Design-Tat class being taught by Sharon.
I think it qualifies as Motif #6 for my 25 Motif Challenge. I had miscounted my earlier post today, so this is #6 for real now.
The thread is a ball of what I think is bedspread cotton from my late mother-in-laws stash. I have been tatting with 20, 30 or 50 lately so this felt like tatting with cable and it was soft so the stitch definition wasn't as crisp.
I haven't blocked this yet.


  1. This is SO lovely! (And, *laughs* the same design I was working on for a second try. Can you believe it?) I love how the shape remains round and the negative space is rectangular and even.

    This looks great as is, but would also make a great launching point for a doily. Fantastic job!

  2. Oh, I like this motif. I'm still working on mine. Discovered on the first one, too many rings on center; then, on 2nd. found I hadn't actually followed the directions to the letter (a lovely maltese cross), and now I have a 'sort of' butterfly that I think has too much negative space within its wings. (sigh)
    ONE MORE TIME today, if I can concentrate, I should have butterfly refined. (and I don't even like tatting most butterflies). My 'designs' have just come about through free tatting, haven't drawn visuals first.
    But I really like your motif, simple; yet, lots of
    of interesting negative place.
    hugs, Bev

  3. Thanks Isdihara, BJ and Gina,
    I kept seeing Elizabeth's gorgeous necklace she posted on her blog so had to try something similar, worked out great.


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