An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Monday, August 12, 2013
My previous attempts to tat a flame lily (Gloriosa Superba) were hopeless. I thought inverted tatting might be the answer. I tried first of all to make a flat version, but that didn't work because inverted tatting has a two definitely different sides, so I couldn't just turn the petal round to get it curving the opposite way. How about a 3-D version? It's a bit dubious, but I've learnt a lot. From Martha Ess I learnt that to make a point at the tip you make a downward picot at the turn. By just doing it, I learnt that Victorian sets and inverted tatting can be combined, no problem. Flame Lilies vary in colour from completely yellow to completely red, but many of them have a combination of red and yellow. Not sure I can represent that, that might be a step too far!