Sunday, November 20, 2011

#25 in 25 Motif Challenge

Yes, I'm done, The End.

These are Figures 20 and 21 of Plate III to complete the final motif!

I've gotten more detailed with this last one. I used split rings and split chains and switched shuttles quite a bit as I threw rings off of chains. You can use rings for the outer round or take liberty with the pattern as I did and make them Josephine Rings instead. Use 2 shuttles, with 6 yards on the main shuttle and 2 yards on the secondary shuttle. These were tatted in size 20 thread.

I hope you have enjoyed this series as much as I have. I did not do the plate with inserts since I've already covered well over 25 motifs for this challenge. I hope you understand vintage patterns and how they can be adapted with current techniques better. Please feel free to email me with questions about any of these! I did not have a test tatter for Plate III and used what I had come up with at the beginning of this challenge. I'd already completed Plate III and offered it elsewhere but it wasn't used, so it's been awhile since I've done this one and there could be even more improvements.

You can get the pdf file for Plate III Figure 20 here: Plate III Figure 20

And for Plate III Figure 21 here: Plate III Figure 21


  1. I have enjoyed this series! I"m so glad you shared it with us!

  2. Thank you so much for this Gina. I have downloaded the patterns that I want to tat and hopefully I will get to it soon. Your motifs look so pretty, especially in the last photo when all were line up.

  3. I hope that now you've finished your task (25 challenges) that you're going to do something else. This has been great to follow and I know I'm repeating myself, but it has brought that lovely book to life for me. I've lived and loved that book for many, many years and it's SO good to know that I will now be able to tackle it myself - thanks to you.

  4. Although I don't think I will ever attempt this kind of work I do love to look at the various designs.

    They seem so intricate and beautiful.

  5. Thank you for showing the explanations Gina!
    I am going to try


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