#3 Motif Challenge
This is the second galoon of this pattern that I have done, taken from D.M.C. Tatting by Therese de Dillmont (free from The Antique Pattern Library.) This one, if you look closely, has squared pink beads in the centre of each ring.
This little piece took forever to tat - very fiddly, and the fiddliness was exacerbated by the poor quality of the Lizbeth. Ah - if it were not for the gorgeous colour, I would have tossed this ball ages ago. But, I love this pink.
I remembered my mom's hankies that I have stashed away and I thought one of them in white had an " A" on it. Found it. The embroidery is almost a silver colour and I am doing the Iris's "Gardenia" border - in white, as every other shade seems wrong.
The "A" is for my sister, who is making a quilt for me. She tolerates tatting quite well, but it is the sentimentality of the very old hankie, plus the tatting done by me that will be most appreciated. She is sentimental. Also, she never reads my blog!
I am using #20 Cebelia; even went to the craft store especially to buy a ball, as I do not have enough white for the whole border.
The hankie is so fine, I should probably use a finer thread, but I love this border in the heavier stuff, and the store had no #30, so #20 it is!