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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Free Pattern: Floral Edging and Bookmark

I have been tatting behind the scenes, working on a motif that I will be making into a hexagonal mat. I don't want to post photos until it's finished, which will take several weeks. So, in the meantime, here is a free pattern that I completed a few months ago:

Floral Edging and Bookmark

You can also access the pattern through my free patterns page.

I was hesitant to post this pattern because it's probably not an original idea. I used my iPad to estimate the positioning of the rings in each flower, and then made the rest up as I went along.

After I finished the pattern, I looked through all of my tatting books and online to see if I had accidentally copied something that was already out there. I was sure I would find something that looked exactly like my pattern, but surprisingly I did not.

When I draw more complex pieces on my iPad, I can be fairly certain that they are original. Edgings are tricky business because there's only so much you can fit into a small space. Thus, the probability of creating something that's already been done is pretty high.

I may come back to this edging in the future to see what else I can do with it. My original plan was to make an edging, a bookmark, a cross, and a heart, all with the same pattern. I quickly got distracted by other design ideas so I never got around to it, but I think it would be a good learning experience to see how many things I can make with this edging.

10 comments:

  1. That's a very pretty edging! I've tried designing on my iPad, but I don't have a clue as to what I'm doing. The Kaleidoscope app is interesting, and I've had it for a while, but I have no clue as to how to control it. So, I guess I'll leave the designing up to you!

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  2. pretty colors nice design good work, I like a lot!

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  3. Beautiful! Thank you for the pattern.

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  4. Very nice design!! :) I really like the colors you used!! :)

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  5. Very nice and thank your for sharing with us. Karen in OR

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  6. Very very beautiful edging (& bookmark), Robin, & your choice of colors simply brings it to life ! A true Spring Edging :-))
    Thanks for the pattern, too.

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  7. Very pretty, I love these colors!

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  8. Thanks all! The colors I used are Lizbeth Honey Drizzle and Leaf Green Medium for the edging, and White and Gold for the bookmark.

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  9. I love your floral edging! Design, colors, corner, everything!

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  10. Merci pour votre généreux partage :)

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