Thursday, 20 June 2013

New Pattern and New Video

This has taken me muuuuuuch longer than expected!  I tried so many different centres for the square motif but came back to this one with little flowers as my favourite in the end.  I found everything else was distracting too much from the shape of the violas.  So this square motif is called "Viola Posy".

The little flowers in the middle are not attached to each other.  I tried attaching them but it was changing the shape of the flowers and making them uneven.  The downside of leaving them independent is that the distance between the flowers can vary a bit... you could make the petals longer and then they would overlap slightly everywhere and this would be less obvious or you could decide to attach them on the 2nd and 4th petal is you wished.

The pattern includes all five versions of this motif:
two necklaces, earrings,
an edging, and a repeatable motif

And finally, I had a message from a lady who was making the Christmas Tree Edging pattern.  She asked me how I made the shoe-lace trick so that there wasn't a blip of colour when doing two-colour tatting.  It was a little hard to explain in words (as tatting often is!) so I made a quick video.

Here it is:

Best wishes,


  1. This is a very pretty and flourish pattern, I like it!

  2. Thank you for the video! I never realized what I was doing; it was a hit-and-miss operation.

    Lovely, lovely pattern.
    Fox : )

  3. So sweet, I like the little flowers on the inside.

  4. Very cute motif. I like the flowers in the middle. That's the version that caught my eye when you posted the other variations. Nicely done.

  5. Like so many of your designs this is beautiful. It's on my birthday wish list!

  6. Lovely pattern, another great design with so many possibles.

  7. The motif is gorgeous and the video is really clear and shows the technique so well. well done on a great job.

  8. Thank you so much for the viola pattern. I was waiting for it.


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