Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Continuing down the Primrose Path

While waiting for my new Lizbeth threads (yes, they came!), I decided to play some more with the center of Primrose Path from A Pattern Book of Tatting by Mary Konior.

I think it was Sharon who wrote about the importance of paying attention to where you start when working with variegated or multi-color threads. I never really thought about that idea until I read the blog post, and this is the first time I paid attention to where in the color change I began the motif.

The center of this doily is actually four motifs, and I did pay close attention to where I started each one. Looking at the two, I think I prefer the way the color flows on the right one (the left one is the first one I tatted). I'm not sure I like the turquoise and light blue in the center, though. I may tat another center to see if I can get some green in those center rings. Then again, maybe I'll just finish the ones I've started!


  1. Keep this up, and you'll have a whole set of coasters to go with the doily. When I first looked at the picture, I liked the one on the right better; then I read the post and found out why!

  2. Actually, Diane, I was surprised to read that yo had not thought about the variegated thread and beginnings because of the SOCKS!

    These motifs are really appealing.
    Fox : )

  3. So, how many small motifs did you actually tat to get two completed motifs with coordinating central rings?

    The end result is quite lovely. As your work always is!

  4. I like the one on the right too.

  5. Love them both and the colours are really lovely!!!!

  6. The motifs are both beautiful.
    Good tatting!

  7. Morning Diane! I LOVE them both! I'm still amazed at the beautiful things you make! So intricate... and I love those variegated blues!
    xo's Paulette


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