An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Practising in an arbitrary way is a bit aimless, so I decided to tat Ninetta's Swirling Butterflies, even though I'm not really proficient in treble tatting. This is a practice piece. Ninetta's pattern is in two parts, the first part is here and the second part is here. I followed muskaan's suggestion and tatted the butterflies separately, tethering them with the chain. It means the green round is worked with one shuttle and ball. I found it wasn't necessary to put safety pins to hold the inward picots on the butterfly bodies, the trebles are flexible enough to be moved apart for joining. I used size 20 thread. handdyed DMC Cebelia and Milford and the motif measures 11 cm across.