Brabant by Adelheid Dangala
Compared to the last one:
Look at the long chains in the centre.
I ditched the doily.
Yes. I have become proficient in the past weeks at stopping that which I do not like! This is good, as my aim is to improve my tatting, not to tat as fast as I can. 'Switch of focus’ is my new challenge.
Also I could not stand to waste any more of Karey’s limited and wonderful HDT on a piece that I was beginning to loathe! The colours of the threads were so ugly to me that I had to stop.
So, this time, as I repeated Brabant, which is not as easy as it looks. For me it is necesary to really pay attention to keeping all the elements the same size and shape. Compare this aspect as well with the two motifs and you can see what I am referring to.
Stephanie had alerted me to the dds, which I wanted to use on the chains but I was too lazy to check and see how to tat them and so I just plowed ahead with what I thought was the right method. It wasn’t!
I tatted 2 first-half ds, followed by two second-half ds instead, and shortened the stitch count. I really like what happened!
The lovely pattern Oval Pattern by Linda Davies will be tatted in another thread - a finer one. It will look much prettier.
Thanks so much, Stephanie! Your thoughts are so helpful!