So I tatted this flower using his method (ie. FS/BS tatting). It does look nice. Though I'm still torn as to whether I always want my tatting to have a front side and a back side. I quite like having a lace that is "reversible", which looks good whichever side you look at it. I'm not sure if I want one side to look better than the other. In the case of a motif which will only be viewed from one side though, it's a great idea. But for tree ornaments for example, I like to think they look as good from both sides.
Anyway, back into the perennial traditional vs. FS/BS tatting debate! I conclude that sometimes I like to use traditional, and sometimes I like to use FS/BS tatting, depending on circumstances and usage of the piece.
Ok, a long enough introduction for this little flower. Hope you like it.
I think I'll go try another.