Monday, November 3, 2014

Momcat Monday-Needle Tatting #6 (Ruffled Dahlia).

Written by Linda Chaney, mother

I'm constantly looking at tatting samples and patterns on-line. The intricacies and finished samples constantly amaze me.  I found this pattern for a Dahlia early on in my needle tatting (sorry, I can't find the reference for the pattern!).

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Original dahlia.
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Original dahlia with variegated thread.
Remember that I'm still learning to adjust my tension on both rings and chains.  Although this seems like a simple task, correct tension for the specific project is a work in progress.  I was also trying to figure out another stitch that shuttle tatters do (balanced double stitch) but use my needle instead. This pattern emerged, which I call Ruffled Dahlia.  Perhaps others have created this; if so, I apologize.  But for me it was my first creative pattern!

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Ruffled dahlia with variegated thread.
Variations include doing ruffled chains only and ruffled rings only,  Now to just determine how to stitch the balanced double stitch on a needle!

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Close of up ruffled dahlia.
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