I used my software and made the diagrams for both the single triangle motif in Ground #2 and the diagram for moving to a second motif but.....I think it could look much better so I will tackle it again with fresh brain and last night's experience.
In the meantime, I've been tatting something different. I was going through some bobbin lace printouts I've had for ages and found a printout from I.O.L.I. (International Old Lacers, Inc.), The Charter Pattern Book 2002. My lace guild is chartered through I.O.L.I. so that's how I have this copy. As I went through each page, I was delighted to find this one! I don't remember seeing it before but I'm sure I did and just forgot.
The basket is a pattern by Faith Dunn of Fremont, NE. I haven't received the most recent I.O.L.I. membership book and I'm not sure where the old one is, so I couldn't look her up. I just LOVE this basket! It measures about 4" x 4" in size 20 thread. Faith had paired it with some tatted flowers and leaves from Rosemarie Peel's patterns and there was a butterfly too, by someone else.
I grabbed a handful of motifs I have stashed on my computer desk and did a quick scan to see how it would look full of flowers. Isn't it great? It even sort of hides my poor spacing of the mignonette stitch on the left side! Faith also had a ribbon threaded through the split rings on the top edge of the basket tied in a bow in the center. She had another version tatted in which the handle was the interwoven split rings which looks like a chain.
I will probably be tatting more of these. What a lovely May Day or Mother's Day or First Day of Spring motif! Sorry I cannot pass the pattern on but I will try to find Faith's email and see if she is open to inquiries.
Update: My Member Handbook was in the mail tonight! It does have Faith's email address but it is not a good one. My message was returned. I may try a snail mail address but that will take some time.
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