Saturday, April 4, 2015

Adding Flowers

I was tatting the leaf braid and wondered if I could add flowers to the leaves. It took quite a bit of trial and error to work out a stitch count that would result in a straight edging rather than a curved one:

I thought I had it right and even worked out how to turn a corner:
But when I did several repeats, it turned out there was still a bit of a curve:
I had to add the small split ring between the flowers to get it straightened out.


  1. I think the little ring adds something extra to it! Great solution!

  2. Looks very pretty, Jane ! The small SR actually enhances the entire design - like happy , dancing flowers - or a bead between them :-)

    In fact, looking at some of your trial pics with thread ends, gave me an idea .... you could alternate flower with Butterfly or have a butterfly at the corners instead of a flower.
    Just a thought ;-))

    1. Yes, I juggled with a butterfly for a while, but then decided that will have to wait for another day.

  3. Love it - makes a great edging!

  4. Looking very pretty with the little rings in the middle, I like the way you have done the edging

  5. How clever! I'm not sure I'd have thought of all those steps. It does make a very pretty edging!