Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Brain Gymnastics Anyone?

Couldn't leave it alone, had to have a go at another motif from Susanne Schwenke's book.  But this one really tested my powers of concentration!  It's the way the tiny chains curve in opposite directions whilst some of the trefoils are not made all with the same shuttle which kept confusing me.  Good thing there is a diagram as well as a photo to refer to.

Had to start twice but once I got the hang of it,
I enjoyed making this lovely snowflake which is done in one pass.

Mmmmm... looking at it, I'm thinking this would look nice repeated...
I think the negative space between the centre and the petals is very attractive.
And the space that would be created by joining motifs on the
corner would be interesting too me thinks...

Now I've got to stop playing... and go to work!

Update on Michelle's hanky:  I found the tatting (about a quarter done) but still can't find the hanky itself which I thought would have been with the tatting.  This is a mystery...  which I hope to elucidate soon!

Have a great day everyone.

Best wishes,


  1. Very pretty! I haven't ordered the book yet, but I'm sorely tempted!

  2. Gorgeous pattern, it looks a lovely book, I am thinking of getting it.

  3. This looks amazing! I have to tat this one NOW!

    It is unbelievably reassuring to read that the pattern had tested you. Even with the translations at the back, I am often flummoxed by the patterns, till suddenly it becomes clear and on the next go around I will succeed. Good for the brain, I suppose.

    Her second book is just as good... heheheheheh( wild chucking of a tatting book enabler!
    Fox : ))

  4. You can chuckle indeed Fox! I have ordered the second book this morning, so pleased am I with the first.

    There are also some pretty hanky borders in there which I'm sure I will be using.

  5. Lovely motif. I think I shall have to improve my skills before tackling this!

  6. Very nice snowflake. I also like Susanne Schwenke's creations.

  7. i think it's love at first sight for me, with this snowflake. it's absolutely gorgeous. i'd love to get more books but i haven't got the time, so i look forward to seeing your tatting from this book. :)

  8. very nice tatting!
    trop beau ce motif et super la couleur !


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