Thursday, August 25, 2011

This is a pattern by Nancy Tracy at Be-Stitched. It has long picots that are frayed. I hate the fraying part but love the result.

The threads, Rhubarb Pie & Celery, are by Marilee. (Yarnplayer)

The pattern is easy but I didn't read it closely enough. The chains outlining the center ring are supposed to be joined at the last picot in each segment but I missed that until I was done with the flower. Oops! So you can see some chain picots between the frayed segments. One of the problems with being an "experienced" tatter is that you become a know-it-all and jump to conclusions about how something is done without really paying attention to the instructions. I do it all the time and then I pay! I try to keep that tendency in mind when I test tat but it still gets the best of me sometimes.

Another very pleasant day here. It stormed fiercely last night but didn't last long. I heard of trees and a barn being felled as a result but haven't followed up to see if anything else big happened. No injuries as far as I know.


  1. The fraying does have a cool look, but I haven't tried it yet. Maybe when I get some tatting time again! : )

  2. This is a very appealing tatted flower. I love the colours of the thread, too.

  3. What a neat flower! I love the colors! :)

  4. I love the frayed bits, too! Thank you.

  5. Hello new friend! I was just introduced to tatting last weekend and fell hopelessly in love with it. I found your blog while searching for websites and hope you don't mind if I subscribe as I am hungry for mentorship and kindred spirits, and am mesmerized by all the beautiful patterns and possibilities. I belong to a community of jewelry artisans who meet Sundays on Facebook and the dynamics of that group are amazing in that we are all from many backgrounds and talents but of one heart for each other; the supportive and positive atmosphere is incredible! I am a chain mailler and just glanced over at the 'Chainmaille Complete' photo and I'm terribly intrigued. Can't wait to get to know you and the rest of your followers better in the coming months (hopefully years!) of collaboration and friendship. I am so very glad I found you! : )

    Tracey Edwards

  6. Welcome to the addictive world of tatting Tracey! I saw you have a blog and no posts yet, no email, so hope you stop back often and get to know this wonderful community!

  7. Thanks for the reminder about Nancy Tracy's site. She has many lovely patterns over there. I've always wanted to tat her Christmas tree.

    I can't see any imperfections in your flower, even on closeup! I understand this is not a new technique, but certainly one I've never tried. So many ideas out there! Sure proves that tatting has so many possibilites!

  8. Anonymous10:10 AM

    It's so pretty! I love it!


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