Tuesday, 5 December 2006

No. 19/25 - Doily Motif

This is a motif that I will be using to make a doily or table-runner as a tat-along, together with a small group from my local tatting circle.
The base motif, the daisy is made using one shuttle. I started out with the idea of making a circular doily, but when I joined up the daisies together and then joined it up with the rings and chains, it looked better as a square.
Now I am contemplating whether to stick with this square and join up more of it together. Or expanding it with more rounds but sticking with the square shape; but I can't seem to get new ideas to fit into the design.
I wonder whether this is common. You know, somehow you manage to come up with a design that you are very satisfied with and can't seem to go any further with it.


  1. I'm not sure, but it looks like if you join these square motifs together, there will be space at the corners to insert another small round flower motif between them.

    I also have come up with some tatting ideas that seemed great but then got stuck. I keep the samples to get new ideas.

    Good luck!

  2. Jon ,
    I really love this! The thread and the design work so beautifully together. As usual, you have a beautiful piece of tatting. Not being much of a designer, I have no ideas how to proceed, unless you do the same thing over again and join them together to make a larger square or runner.

  3. How dainty!!...I'm just having a peek at some of your archives. Love your tatting...


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