From the beginning, I had noticed a lovely little fan on her home page that wasn't appearing in her list of patterns. I contacted Jennifer and she very kindly provided me with the pattern.
|Tatted in Lizbeth 20 (660-Country Turquoise Light)|
Isn't it pretty?
I think I would call this a slightly challenging pattern. There are no difficult techniques involved but it needs concentration and some dexterity to be able to tat with things getting in the way. When you make the first row of long chains for example, they curl in an unhelpful fashion so that when it comes time to make the second row, you have to make sure to get the criss-crossing right and that all your chains are lying correctly. I did get the criss-crossing wrong the first time around and ended up starting over again. You also have to place all the beads for the fan sticks (10 of them) onto the thread and hold them in place with paperclips until you are ready to make the last ring at the bottom that joins them all together.
My long chains aren't perfectly consistent and hence there are slight variations in length which bother me a little but apart from that, I'm pretty happy with this piece of tatting.
Thank you Jennifer Williams!