I used to work a lot with DMC Cebelia thread because I could get it in quite a few colors and sizes, though I still had a tendency to work in only one color at a time or only in ecru. Recently I’ve been working almost exclusively in Lizbeth as there are so many colors and sizes available. I’m trying to use more colors in my projects, like the edgings I’m working on. I admire those of you that work in so many colors at the same time. The tat-a-long doilies like Renulek’s Wionsa 2015 that I’ve seen lately are good examples (Fox’s and Diane’s are great examples) of using lots of color.
I have added this pattern to my Patterns tab. I’m not exactly happy with how I diagrammed it but the way I usually do the count just wasn’t working with this pattern.
Now, on to the next edging. What color will it be?
“Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.”
I thought drawing out the pattern would be harder than it turned out. It was a little more difficult writing out the directions than drawing it. At least I think so. Most of it isn’t that hard but there is a lot of switching shuttles involved. The one tricky part is a picot that is on a turn where you change directions and shuttles at the same time. It seems to work best with a lock stitch, and it comes out looking like the other side where there is a join to an existing picot.
Test tatting my pattern I used two shades of blue, Lizbeth #658 Ocean Turquoise Light and #657 Ocean Turquoise Dark (I think, I lost the label) in size 20.
watching TV. Sometimes there was a plan when I started tatting, other times the shuttle went where it wanted. Some started out going one way but took off on a tangent and ended up differently than planned (the one with four points, lower left corner, as an example). There are some that are not, strictly speaking, snowflakes, as they do not have six points, but done in white and hanging from a tree they give the impression of snowflakes. Or at least look pretty.
I’ve added the Airplane pattern to My Patterns page.