Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Square or Rectangle? (Pattern Available - and Video!)

I'm just one short of 25 repeats of the medallion... photographed on the patio under the setting sun.

I'm now wondering whether I should keep going with a square or carry on at this width and make a rectangle, like a runner type of piece.  What do you think?  I'm already thinking of what sort of border I could come up with to complete the piece when I feel it's the right size... or when I've had enough of tatting medallions!  :-)



Here is the pattern for anyone who'd like to give it a try.  

One-Shuttle Medallion
Clicking on image will take you to the pattern.

I hope you enjoy it!

Update:  I have now also published a video that shows how to make this medallion from start to finish.  You can find it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odFya2noWwE


Best wishes,
Frivole

13 comments:

  1. Knowing your love of squares, I vote for square! Thanks for sharing your pattern!

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  2. I would keep it square! The medallions look great joined together - no matter how large you decide to make it. I look forward to seeing what kind of border you add to finish it off. Thanks so much for the pattern!

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  3. That is so beautiful!! :) Whatever shape you decide on will be wonderful!!! :)

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  4. It’s lovely! Perhaps it depends on where it’s going to be put? Rectangle is more traditional maybe.

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  5. Wow! I can't get over how square the medallions end up looking when joined! I vote for the rectangle myself. The light on your patio is gorgeous as is the tatting! Thank you for the pattern too!

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    1. Surprising isn't it? Also interesting to see the cross that forms at the intersection.

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  6. Thank you for your comments Tatters! Although I love squares, I think I'm leaning towards a runner at the moment. We'll see where this takes me... :-)

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  7. Ganz herzlichen Dank für das Muster und auch das Video. Ich werde es demnächst ausprobieren.
    Beeindruckend wie das Muster des Medaillons aneinandergereiht wirkt. Es ergibt bestimmt einen schönen Läufer.

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern!

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  9. Thank you for sharing the pattern, knowing you it will end up as a square.
    Sorry for the late comment I have been to Brussels

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  10. All of your videos are fabulous and I'm speechless after watching this one! So many techniques including mock picots and hiding threads, not to mention tatting rings-only medallions without cutting and tying, and some finger tatting. It's amazing how these medallions can form a square doily! I've never fully understood the magic loop, and now I do.

    Really, this video is fantastic, beautifully presented. How can anyone not see the total efficiency of the bobbin shuttle and the slip/slide method of tatting.
    Thank you for taking the time to do this. Perfection in every way!

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  11. Очень понравилось ваше видео! Все просто и понятно👍💖

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  12. oh, I like that little medallion, thanks for the pattern.

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