Heathers: Hannah experimentation

Hannah in Purple
Pattern Hannah is looking good… but maybe not in purple

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!

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Heathers: Harriet experimenting 2

Harriet experimenting
Experimenting with the pattern but it’s disappointing

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.

Pincushion Jackie Experimenting 3

Jackie Side start
Starting the side with a repeat of the clusters from the top

After a reset on the side, I started with repeating the clusters from the top.

Jackie Side start 2
Continuing the side with a repeat of the clusters from the top

Still doing the repeat, with a mirror image of the top.

Jackie Side start 3
Adding a new element between clusters

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.

Jackie Side continues
Continuing along with more repeats of the clusters

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.

Pincushion Jackie Experimenting 2

Jackie Side 1st Attempt
First attempt at putting a side on the Jackie Pincushion

This was an experiment that did not turn out well.

The excess of tatting is shown in the image, there is just too much for the side.

On the good side, having the pincushion to use while experimenting is working really well. Putting the tatting on the pincushion means I don’t have to imagine what it will look like, it’s obvious!