I would like to take you through one of my designing methods. Hopefully, it can inspire someone to try designing tatting patterns. There are many ways of designing and this is one of the ways that I use. Sometimes I just do free-flow and ended up with something that I really like.
|This is what I started with. It looked okay but I feel that the void in the centre is too big in relation to the rest of the design. I decided to fill the centre with a flower motif.|
|As I was tatting the centre flower, I decided to use the same element in the outer row, so I ended up with seven flower motifs (pink). This was how it looked when I began to join the flowers with the filer design. It looked okay with just two flowers joined on the outside.|
|But, as more flowers are joined, I noticed a skewing of the motif as a whole. Can you see it? The picot of the lower chain of outer flower did not align with the point where all the three green rings are joined.|
|I snipped everything off and started again with fresh ideas. It was looking good so far but the green was reaching out too much away from the outer pink flowers. Snipped that green off again.|
|This is version with all the pink flowers attached. It is still at try-out stage because there are two variation of the 'bridgr' between two outer flowers.|
|With the comments in mind, this is the first design again with only one flower motif in the centre.|
I wonder if anyone who has tatted my designs notices that.