A bit of lace lattice type of work around one of the big circles… this has potential.
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.
After my long break from the pattern, Hannah looks good to go! I’ve done it in purple… maybe not the best colour for a snowflake, but good for the experimentation phase!
After a long break, the Helga pattern is done and the experiment with white and purple thread looks good! Well, the colours are quite extreme… maybe not purple.
After a long time without working on the Heathers patterns I have come back to them! And the Harriet pattern is disappointing so far.
I tried adding in some rings inside the pattern, and they just look messy.
I’ve also experimented with the “donuts” purple inside white, rather than the alternating colours as I did with the first experiment. As you can see with the larger thread… the base of each one looks awkward, and the size of the joins is very variable. This is likely because I am using rings inside the donuts, where most donuts are done with chains. I will need to rethink this pattern.
After a reset on the side, I started with repeating the clusters from the top.
Still doing the repeat, with a mirror image of the top.
For a new attempt at the side, a departure from the clusters. Note that joining at the picots was necessary. I started without the joins but that let the work flop and fold around the side, so I redid the work making all the joins.
Put onto the pincushion, this side pattern repeat seems to be working.
This is not enough to complete the pattern, I will need additional row(s) for this pattern.