I'm not going to go round the next time. I think I'd like a rectangle. So it's likely it will be made from many motifs assembled together with a border.
I tatted the one below before which is from Jan Stawasz's first book. I still like it and it may be the one! So I'm tatting it again in different colours and threads to try to decide which to use...
I feel that I want a change from the ecru I'm currently using. But then I quite like larger pieces to be traditional and timeless, so is cream or ecru a better option? (I'm afraid I don't like white!). Opinions would be welcome.
I managed to make mistakes in both the samples above. For some reason I couldn't get my head around the stitch count of the outer rings and kept putting one picot too many!
I also feel I may have to tat this FS/BS due to the opposing rings in this design which would mean you'd have one front-side on and the other back-side facing if tatted with the traditional method.
As there are no directions in his books, just diagrams, I'm not sure how he made the motifs himself but I didn't want to have to cut and tie between the two rounds so I used a split chain which I now feel really comfortable with since learning Marie Smith's Method. I used to dread split chains but since learning Marie's method, they are a piece of cake! Oh, how I love the internet and all the resources therein! Including all the wonderful tatters who share their knowledge.
Now, of course, I have plenty of time to change my mind before I start this next large project but this one is definitely a possibility.