Graces: Gracie Final Results

Gracie Finished
My pattern Gracie finished result. Part of my 3 Grace patterns created in 2015

A simple border from my inspiration pattern added to the centre from my Florence pattern, and Gracie is an easy pattern I’m very happy with. It’s great when these patterns come together so easily!

Along with Gwen and Gail, this pattern Gracie is available as a 3 pattern pack The Graces at my Etsy site


Graces: Gail Final Pattern

Gail Finished
Finished pattern Gail completed in 2015 as part of my 3 Graces patterns.

The end results of my work with the Gail pattern, done with thinner size 12 thread. I like the dangling centre, it moves when the snowflake is hanging from a thread and a bit of air movement catches it. Adding one more stitch between each ring on the frame made the pattern come into focus and sit properly.

I’m very happy with this pattern and it is available as part of my Graces pattern at my Etsy site

Graces: Gwen Final Pattern

Gwen Finished
My pattern Gwen finished. One of my 3 Graces patterns created in 2015.

Final results of my pattern Gwen. This looks like a very easy pattern, but it does use 2 shuttles, and the Josephine Knots require a certain amount of focus I hadn’t expected! It could just be that the thinner thread is more challenging.

I am pleased with the results, and the pattern is included with my 3 Graces pattern on my Etsy store

Graces: Gracie Inspiration

Gracie Inspiration
The centre from my snowflake Florence was my inspiration for Gracie.

The centre from another of my snowflake patterns, Florence, is the inspiration for another snowflake, Gracie. I do like this centre a lot!

Gracie Inspiration
The inspiration for the outer ring of Gracie comes from a table top doily pattern from Anne Orr Tatting #35 book

I really like the outer most ring of this table top doily from my old pattern book Anne Orr Tatting #35. I like especially the point it comes to.

Graces: Gail Experimenting

Gail experimenting 1
Experimenting with changing the centre from Diane produces a more frilly Gail centre.

The centre from snowflake Diane with some picots added to the outer chains makes for a nice frilly centre for Gail.

Gail experimenting 2
Experimenting with a frame 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.

Graces: Gwen Experimenting

Gwen Experimenting
Adding a round with Josephine Knots to the centre from Diane for the new Gwen pattern.

A simple little addition of a frilly round added to the centre from Diane makes this a nice little snowflake. The Josephine Knots are easy to do, so this makes for a very easy pattern.

Next step is to use smaller thread and see how it turns out.

Graces: Gail Inspiration

Gail Inspiration
An ornament from the pattern book Tatting For Today was part of the inspiration for Gail.

I often use old pattern books for inspiration for new patterns. I like the dangling motif inside the ring on this pattern.

Gwen inspiration
The centre from my snowflake Diane was my inspiration for the little snowflakes.

And still going strong from inspiration from my snowflake Diane, this will be the centre of my new pattern Gail.