I also found her tutorial on how she designs using her iPad and a Kaleidoscope program really interesting and a great read (also to be found on her blog). She uses the snowflake above to illustrate the different steps she goes through from the iPad drawing to the finished tatted motif. I tried the app (fun to make random images) but found it quite challenging to get enough control for specific tatting-looking images so I am amazed by all the lovely designs she comes up with using this method. Mine is all pencil & paper and a lot of trying and cutting!
The centre part is tatted with DMC Cordonnet Spécial in size 20 in écru and the second round is tatted in Lizbeth. I found my tatting to be smoother and more evenly worked using Lizbeth. I thought I would like DMC just as much but in the end my preference is for Lizbeth.
Now I must really try to get some of my WIPs finished! A couple of doilies (maybe three even!), the earrings from previous post, the mystery flower project…
Oh, and I nearly forgot to say: I'm back home! We had an absolutely wonderful time with friends and family and did lots of exciting outdoor activities. It was a "special" long holiday this year for me and two of my children and we really made the most of it.
But brrrrr! It already feels like autumn here in the UK!