Finished the raspberry-pink doily that I started here.
I was contemplating adding a 10th round, an all-chain round of arches over each small ring. But I want to get started on the next design so I think I'll leave it as it is for now. Maybe I'll come back to it later and if I feel like adding that 10th round.
Now, on the demo/workshop.
I only managed to get two students that day. there were many interested to see how I do it but not enough to pick-up the shuttle and attempt it themselves. But, the two that did managed quite well. One progressed up to making joins and finished one half of a butterfly in the two hours allocated. The other was slightly hampered by sweaty hands and had trouble closing the rings, but showed real interest to learn. They went home with a shuttle each and some thread for them to continue tatting, and I hope they will keep up with it.
There will be another workshop on Saturday and I hope the turnout will be better.
I forgot to mention earlier - I tatted this without cutting after rounds. I worked with two shuttles and utilised the split chains and split rings to jump to the next round right up till the end. All in, I used up five shuttle-full of thread. Any thread ends at the point of adding new thread are tatted over. The only ends that I need to hide are the two at the end.
Don't you love split rings and split chains ;)