Friday, January 30, 2015
Longing for a "Garden Afternoon"
Around here the winter season will last a long time yet. Brightly colored thread seems to make spring hurry along...or, is it just wishful thinking?
The project in progress is my original and has a center tatted from my new batch of "Garden Afternoon" hand dyed thread. The colorful center motif is actually only one tatted ring with Daisy Picots. Jane Eborall has a good tutorial for Daisy Picots on her website. I don't know if there is a single "inventor" of this technique, or if the names of the people credited on the instructions discovered it simultaneously, or if that information is lost in the mists of time. I like Daisy Picots because it seems that more of them can be packed together in a smaller space than normal chains, and they're fun to do! I plan to explore the technique more.
First, though, I'll finish the motif...it may be sort of a snowflake, but a colorful one!