Saturday, October 13, 2012

Old Dog - New Tatting Tricks

I am very proud of this effort.  

I have taken one of Karey Solomon's designs - Mosaic - and because I did not want to cut and tie a bunch of times, changed the pattern to include not only a split chain and split ring to go from the first part to the second, but also a whole new chain element - that being the chain that joins all the elements that go around the second row.

This is Karey's original design
( I LOVE the shape.)

However, this is as far as I could tat ( but LOOK at that tension!) as the new chain is too short and there is still one more element to add. So, I either have to lengthen the chain or add more of the parts, making it a 10 point star instead of six, perhaps. But would that not change the chain requirement once again?

Just listen to me! 
Wonders never cease...


  1. Oh, my! Your brain has been working overtime! Haven't tried a split chain yet... guess I'll have to now. Sigh! ;-)

  2. Hi Fox

    Yes I suppose it would, The tension is better. Well done on that, What do you want a 6 or 10 star that's the question. I think I would stick to the 6 star points.

    Love to Gian


  3. So great when you can control your tatting instead of having to follow a pattern exactly. Well done. Looks great.

  4. I do like what you've done with that pattern. The outside elements of yours are more leaf-like than Karey's. If you want to keep it six-point your extra chains would need to be 12 to 14 ds I would think. I agree with you, I LOVE the shape of this. I'm looking forward to what you decide to do with it.

  5. I really like the chain! That kind of analysis would be too advanced for me! But you're on the right track!