'Wheel of Nine Rings' from Christmas Angels and Other Tattings by Monica Hahn
I have only tatted it once before, here, and I am posting a photo of that motif, to show you how I have improved my tatting techniques since I did that one two years ago.
This time I found the pattern to be not difficult at all, and did not even have to un-tat. (very much!)
I am convinced that when I hold the Maple shuttle Tatting Fool sent me, which I treasure, I have Houdini digits!
Having some thread remaining on some bobbins, I decided that since I was on a winning streak, I would use up that thread, which I loaded onto the Maple and another post shuttle, and then tat two motifs.
The threads are different sizes; the pink is #80 and the blue, #40, so I was taking a chance to begin with. But, I was driven! All because Tatting Fool posted her version yesterday and I was jealous!
She had seen mine, here, and tatted hers, liking the JK's that I used. Mine was appalling, as I had experienced a lot of difficult with the pattern, as is obvious from the photo.
So inspired, I tatted this one and changed the centre this time, adding the picots. I must admit that it was initially a mistake, but I liked the effect of the picots, so I left them.
FINALLY, I am happy with the result of this pattern.
Thank you, Tatting Fool!
pattern by Julie Patterson
There was still thread on the shuttles,
so I pulled out a Mary Konior book, saw this photo:
and tatted this. Interestingly, I could not follow the second half of the instructions as written, so I gave the reins over to Maple and just tatted what I saw, trusting that the shuttle was going in the right direction. It was!