Diane: The design problem

Diane Pattern Initial Design
Initial design for tatted snowflake Diane.

Last year I worked on a new snowflake pattern I called Diane. The image shows an example of how it turned out. I’m not happy with the pattern.

The problems with Diane are:

  1. There is a plastic ring in the center of the design. So we have a lovely traditional Edwardian or Victorian doily… with a piece of plastic in the center of it… it’s a bit of anachronism that bothers me.
  2. It is too big – which makes it a bit clunky. It is about 11cm (4 1/4 inches) in diameter. It has to be this big because of the plastic ring in the center.

So I am on a mission to rid the design of the plastic core.