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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Inspired by Mary

These two bookmarks are inspired by Mary Konior's "Corn and Chaff," from her book Tatting in Lace.


Ever since tatting Corn and Chaff, I wondered how Mary was able to make these braid patterns. I finally figured out a way to do it, but find it easier to work with larger ring sets of three and four. It's basically a matter of balancing the curvature of the large ring, with the arch created at the base of a ring set. There's some trial and error in getting things to fit snugly.

Some interesting shapes can be made with these one shuttle patterns. Here's a version with pairs of rings:

4 comments:

God's Kid said...

Those are great!!! :)

Lavi Damian-Boja said...

I really like the swirly effect of the pattern. It looks very nice with the variegated thread too.

Unknown said...

These are beautiful, love the pattern.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your tatting is always so perfect! I do like that Mary's patterns can be adapted for bookmarks. I don't think I've tried this pattern before. I'll have to look it up.