|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.