A bit of lace lattice type of work around one of the big circles… this has potential.
After a quick wander through one of my favourite old tatting books, I’ve found a simple little design that I think will look good for my newest doily design. This is from the Anne Orr Tatting Book No. 48. This is a medallion, there is also an edging which uses the outer ring of this design on the next page in the book. Obviously a useful design that can be adapted easily.
One change that I will make to this pattern is to use 2 shuttles rather than 1. The flipping to make a ring that goes in with the same shuttle means a twist in the design, which I don’t like. It’s hard to see in this image, but when I did a test of the pattern the twist was obvious. This often happens with the old patterns.
Whilst waiting for new thread for continuing to experiment with my Katie pattern (the thread I had was not inspiring) I idly put together some simple circles with some nice Spring-like thread. That gave me an idea for a new pattern I will call Lydia.
Working with some thinner thread as I progress towards a pattern, this is a version pinned to a pillow so I can see it all and think about what’s next.
The variegated thread is not really helping me see the pattern.
Doing a bit of photoshopping on the image lets me see the pattern a bit better. The open netting kind of feeling I want for this pattern may work… I need to experiment some more.
Spring is coming, and shamrocks are on my mind… so my newest pattern that I will call Katie will be full of shamrocks.
This photo has a lot of experiments on the start of the pattern. I started with the little shamrocks in the middle and tried to figure out how to join them. Then I thought some bigger ones could be added. The stitches in between are full of small rings in case I want to join something to the base design.
Inspiration for my next doily pattern which I will name Katie. I’m planning a shamrock filled, relaxed and airy design. Both of these inspiration pieces are from a German book published in 1921.
I like this edging or insertion pattern because it has a wavy effect. I think it will make for an interesting round pattern with a bit of undulating pattern, We will see!