Friday, December 13, 2013

Scottish Thistle (Motif 46)

I decided it's too cold outside to make another snowflake, so I thought I would bring some summer to Vladivostok with the Thistle Coaster from "Mastering Tatting."

Fox sent me some of the Lizbeth "Scottish Thistle" thread, which is something I would never have bought for myself but really, really liked working with, especially with this pattern...it just goes to show you, it's fun to break out of usual color patterns.

Here is the pattern after I finished tatting:
Motif 46 (#13 on the way to 25 by the 25th)
Once you get to this point, the pattern says you can leave the large picots be or you can cut and fray them...

I was a little hesitant to try the fraying because I liked the way it looked with the big loops, but I decided worst case scenario I could always re-tat it...
Frayed - Cut - Original
This was the first time I've purposely cut and frayed tatted picots, but I really, really like the way it turned out!

So there you go, a little summer color in the dead of winter...

Now back to tatting, I have 12 more motifs to make before Christmas! :)

10 comments:

  1. Oh-la-la! Very very nice, Kristen! : )

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    1. Thank you! I couldn't have done it without you! :)

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  2. Scottish thistle in winter, I love this thread and it has a real Scottish favour to it, the pattern blends so well to the thread and they look like thistle on the outside. Beautiful
    Margaret

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    1. Thanks Margaret! I'm really happy with the way it all turned out :)

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  3. This is beautiful love how it turned out and it's weird I was just cutting some picots for a snowflake I am going to posting a couple of days! I do know that weird feeling of "should I and this seems wrong". But Happy afterwards! love this pattern I am so gonna give it a try!

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    1. Thanks! I'll keep a look out for your cut picots :)

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  4. Interesting pattern, bit different.

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    1. Yes, I love it! Lindsay Rogers, I like her style!

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