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Thursday, October 23, 2014

More Squares and Upcoming Inkscape Tips

I've added a few more squares to my mat. It's interesting to see how the design looks as it grows:
(This pattern can now be found in my Etsy shop)

The diagrams for the above pattern and the cross are nearly there, and I will try to get them posted to my Etsy shop next week. The patterns are almost identical, so they will be offered as a bundle, for the same price as a single pattern.

I've been using a free program called Inkscape to draw all of my tatting diagrams. As I worked on the cross and square variation, I realized just how confusing Inkscape can be to use. A few tatters have expressed interest in making diagrams, so I've decided to start a series of posts with tips about diagramming with Inkscape. My goal is to make short posts, each dealing with a specific topic.

I don't have any plan on a schedule for these posts, and I think I will keep it that way. I will post them as I write them and make a new tab at the top of the page with links to each tip.


  1. Love the aesthetic effect of negative spaces ; the elegant twirls of chains, ... ! This could so easily become a superb large project .
    Well, you know I will be waiting for the Inkscape tutorials :-)

  2. It is very nice and it is interesting how it changes I can't even see the crosses, I just know they are there.

  3. Love, love, love this cross pattern. Can't wait for you to put it on Etsy.

  4. Another lovely pattern, I like as a cross or as a square.

  5. If not moren the whole is aways diffrenet from the parts! That motivates me to continue working on something!

  6. Magnificent and original (because its shape) doily <3

  7. Thanks all! Sorry, I've been so busy with these diagrams that I haven't responded to the comments, but I do read and appreciate every one!