Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Motif

This is a pair of motifs I've been working on for a while.  I drew it all out on the computer first, then tatted it in size 10 thread.  By doing that, I found out there was one place where I had to change the direction of the chain, and a number of places I had to change the stitch count.

Tatted again in a size 20 I had on a pair of shuttles and found a couple of other tweaks needed.  Finally, I made this pair from two colors of Sulky blendables I had on the shuttles.  I would have done more, but I couldn't remember which colors they were!

Each motif builds from the center in one continuous round using split rings.  It could make a really handsome mat.  Maybe I should work on it some more -- in another color, or at least in colors I've written down!




 I think Jon is right about connecting two rings to join the motifs -- it would made a much stronger connection.  Once I got looking at that option, I thought maybe joining them across all the rings would be interesting.  This is what my computer thinks it would look like:

13 comments:

Jane McLellan said...

I love how sinuous the pattern is.

Fox said...

Wonderful!
Fox : )

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I like the way the pattern flows!

Sharren - Tatting in Greenwood, South Carolina said...

Excellent job, Marty!

Michelle said...

It's a very lovely motif! I admire those of you who can design like this-what an amazing talent!

***Jon**** said...

I always love it when you can see a pattern within a pattern. Lovely piece.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

The blended colors are beautiful, and the pattern is excellent.

Ladytats said...

very interesting progression. I like your colors.

Margarets designer cards said...

Brilliant job and lovely pattern
Well done
Margaret

***Jon**** said...

I love to designs that have hidden designs in them as in this case, even if they are computer-aided (in this case).

I was thinking that, if you do it again, you should consider joining the motifs at the two rings, and it will show up the square (white space) better. Just a thought.

It is a lovely design.

p.s I posted a comment earlier but not sure if that went through or not.

Gunhild said...

Looking up near shows the beauty of the flow! Very nice!! What a petty you don'T know the wonderful thead!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Isn't it great to be able to map it out on the computer first? Saves a lot of work.
...and just stopping by to say how much I enjoyed meeting you in person!!!! You are AWESOME!!!!

God's Kid said...

Really neat!! :)