Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hearts, Flowers and an A Big Thank You to Sharon

 Go have a look at the pretty tatting on Kathy's blog,  Look for the February 14th post in the middle of the page.  I have been looking forward to tatting this, and it is a free Lyn Morton pattern, also linked to Kathy's site.



The pattern is supposed to look like this (half done):




But, when I started tatting it, I did not like certain aspects of the design
and so have changed it to :


The difference:

Thread is Bre-Aly Threads #30 by Snappish

 Then I realized why I like the pattern and where I had first seen it.   
Suneeti gave me this months ago:




Her tatting is immaculate, and if it is the same design, she has changed it also.  So, I looked at what she has done and fiddled with Lyn's pattern. 

This is a new step for me - venturing into the realm of design.  I am beginning to get inklings about what try pleases me and what I actually dislike about certain facets of shapes and designs.  These things I have recognized for a while now, but I am only now comfortable following my hunches and am slowly
becoming okay with my skill set to experiment  - a very little bit.  Whoo hoo for Fox!

Interesting that this motif is #25 of  (I think it is my fourth) Motif Challenge!

Sign me up again Sharon!  The Challenge is a constant catalyst for me and so many others.  Thank you, Sharon for all the dedicated work you do to keep us all tatting and participating!

Anon,

5 comments:

  1. Yup Whoo Hoo for Fox, cruising along nicely!
    Pretty motif...life is too short!

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  2. This is a lovely heart tatting. I love the colors of blues and purple together. Happy tatting...

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  3. Looks good. I want to try this one someday. I also second the thanks for Sharon.

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  4. Well said and especially well tatted, Fox!

    Lynn Morton's heart motif and Lene Bjorn's pattern [from Danish Tatting Guild
    (Dansk Orkisforening) newsletter Orkis Bladet] are really quite similar.

    It is possible that you prefer one over the other in style. ツ

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