Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Block and Scallop Edging

Well I've finally tried out block tatting and had a go at the Workbasket pattern "Block and Scallop Edging" using updated adjustments to the pattern. It's also the first time I've consistently used a picot gage from Georgia Seitz in the horizontal method since I usually just eyeball my picots. The picots are a little bigger than I like, but that's okay. I was using the second to the smallest picot gage in the set with size 20 DMC thread! The pattern is working up with a curve and I think I'll let it just become a circular motif, it would need some sort of adjustment to actually be a straight edging.


***Jon**** said...

This is a beautiful design. I have not managed to do block tatting yet. I did try it out once or twice but it didn't turn out as good as yours here.

Jeff said...

Looking good Melissa. On the long chain, try using 6 or 7 ds instead of 4. So make it 7 ds. 3 p sep 2 ds, 7 ds, sm p, 6 ds. That should help straighten it out.

Melissa said...

Thank You Jeff! You helped me so much with this pattern!

Kelly said...

Beautiful work as always Melissa.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Can't wait to see what this becomes!

Maria del Valle said...

This is a beauty technic Melissa!
In Spanish it is called "frivolité"
I remember, to do that, when I traveling on plane for my nerves, ja!
Kind regards