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!
Something to go down the side of the pincushion.
These clusters that hang down may be very useful for putting down the side of the pincushion.
As my kitchen renovation carries on (and on and on) I am continuing on with creating new patterns (so I’m not risking getting dust into anything I want to keep as final). So I’m thinking another pincushion!
This inspiration piece is from a German pattern book called Neue Schiffchenspitzen. The book is very old – I found it online at: Georgia Seitz
I like the clusters of rings and the big swoop chains around them. I didn’t count the number of stitches in the pattern, and I don’t bother trying to read patterns on the old pieces I use for inspiration too much. The patterns are frequently wrong in these old books.
So I will create my own pattern from here. J is next in my list of names for tatting patterns, so I think this will be Jackie. I’ve known some really great women named Jackie.
Experimentation is key to working out a good pattern. Here is my snowflake pattern Helga (which still needs a lot of work) in green, with a bit more work done on it in white.
I like the group of three small rings. I’ve mirrored the three rings with another set of three rings… it needs work, but this has potential.
It’s a new year and time to try something new! These pincushions from Tatting For Today (by DMC 1985) are making me think about new directions my tatting patterns can go in.
I’ve done at least one of these patterns in the distant past, and it worked well, so this is a good place to start.
This pattern is from Corticelli Lessons in Tatting by Nellie Ellison page 52, published in 1916 (one hundred years ago). What I like most about it is how convoluted the rings (or “rows”) are – there are actually only 2 rings here! It is wonderfully intricate, but easy to do with only one shuttle and a ball.
This tatting book is available for free at The Antique Pattern Library at: www.antiquepatternlibrary.org
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.