This enabled me to practice my newly learned technique for the split chain (video in the making, still in the editing process) which is great - more on that soon.
Rose adapted from the Rose Collar pattern
from "Tatting Patterns" by Mary Konior (pp. 52-55)
The thread is Autumn Splash by Yarnplayer
and as I was tatting, I kept thinking it reminded me of something...
I hope Yarnplayer will forgive me but eventually
it came to me....
I've not eaten those since I was a child
and even then, not very often as my mother
never wanted to buy them!
And the design itself reminds me of the Tudor Rose:
I realise now I need to work on those "blip less joins" for this type of tatting in variegated thread.... or is that to do with front-side/back-side tatting....?