Once again I go to an old tatting pattern book: Anne Orr Tatting #35 for inspiration. I like the points on this four sided medallion. I will experiment with making a six-pointed snowflake from the points I see here.
While experimenting with the Hannah pattern I’ve stumbled on something I think will look very nice, but is not the Hannah pattern.
The two points at the bottom in this image are the keepers. The new centre is good – it turns the centre from Hannah inwards, so the rings start in the centre and makes a new row. And the points will give the diamond shapes I was wanting to have in Hannah that didn’t quite work out.
An easy and open pattern first experiment. I will try again with longer points (see the point on top). I’m not sure if I’ve captured the diamond shape that I wanted to keep, so I will see if the longer point is more satisfying.
The centre from snowflake Diane with some picots added to the outer chains makes for a nice frilly centre for Gail.
This frame for the Gail snowflake centre has potential… I’ve stretched the frame out with my fingers to make it bigger, so it gives an idea of what the end doily may look like. I need to modify the number of stitches I’m using in the portion you can see in white.
The next step is to try this in the smaller thread, and with a modified stitch count in the frame.