Trying Triangles

The other day I wanted to tat but had no thought about exactly what except something simple that didn’t take a lot of thinking.  I had Lizbeth #670 Victorian Red size 20 thread in my bag so wound a shuttle and started tatting.  
It started out as a simple edging then I thought to turn a corner. 
 At one point I thought of making this a square or rectangle and then got the bright idea to do a triangle.  That worked out pretty well but it needed something in the center.  If I had known what I was doing it would have been much easier to start with the center instead of filling it in last.
Several ideas presented themselves but this is what came out of it.  The circle of rings was easy but it didn’t quite fill in enough, so I tried stitching it in. I like the corners but I’m not sure I like the way the bare thread goes around the center.  Overall I like how this turned out.
I ended up having to do a lot more thinking than I planned to for this.  It’s finished, now what?  Maybe join several together? It could make an interesting doily, couldn’t it?

I’m finishing up several projects, and have been for a week or so. They really are almost done, just need a few little things completed and I could share them.  Now, if I can just stay with them long enough to finish them.

“All life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make the better.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

13 thoughts on “Trying Triangles”

  1. I really like this effect, even with the bare thread in the center. It's very appealing! I'm not sure I'd have the patience to sew the motifs together, though! Doing the center motif first would require a picot gauge to get those long 'picots' the exact length!

    I still don't know where you find the time to sit and tat!

  2. Wow ! Did you notice that you've got Three geometric shapes within each other, because of the thread round the periphery of the central motif ? A circle, a nonagon, & a triangle …. all fitting in beautifully :-))
    Antique tatting used thread lacing to fill in gaps … but your needlework is so so well-made, echoing tatted picots .
    Beautiful ! Several of these joined to form a doily would certainly look grand. Maybe with some white between/for the joins ?

  3. Giving this a second look, I realize that what appear to be long picots (graduated) are really loops formed by sewing the motifs together! It really works here, and the bare thread connecting those looks perfectly

  4. Now that you have the idea of it, it would be easy to do the whole thing in tatting. You would just need to make a small floating ring with long graduated picots at each "corner" of the center circle.

    However, it think it looks very interesting and pretty as it is. Combining needle lace with tatting is an old tradition, which you have given a modern take here.

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