HDT by Krystle
...daily. Seems this is what I want to tat these days. You can see why; the shape is alluring in most of Jan Stawasz’s patterns. This pattern is from his new book, part of a larger pattern.
There is a wealth of material in that slim volume, enough for months and even years of tatting; very good value for your dollar, in my opinion.
His diagrams are murder to understand, for me. I find all his differing numbers, due to his fs/bs method of tatting, very confusing and I have never completely figured out what he is doing, what he intends.
Whatever. I look at the numbers, make my own diagram and Bob’s your uncle. The above motif turned out well in spite of the instructions I have manipulated!
Also, I have used three differing thread weights in this motif - the colours worked!
That beautiful thread is perhaps my absolute all time favourite HDT: Wisteria Lane.
Now I have another beginning - a small motif, so I will not call it a doily.
As a matter of fact, the motif in the top photo is only about three inches across, so should I call it a motif? I don’t know why but I do not like the word doily. Never have. It makes me uncomfortable to say it out loud! I wonder why that is???
Karey Solomon’s newest book:
I am SUCH a fan, though this is the 3rd go-around on this pattern.
Her patterns always confound me till I “get” them.
The one I am tatting is called ‘Golden Arches,’
and is the yellow one on the back cover.
You can clearly see what changing the colour does to a design very clearly here!