I won't be putting up much pleasure-tatting (motifs for no reason), but I will be doing other things. I've been working on some of my own patterns. So you'll definitely be seeing some of those!
For the first time, I tried needle tatting split rings. I'm not 100% sure how to do them and the tutorial I was reading only covered the first ring, a technique that DOES NOT work for the rest of the rings. So I made up my own method and made some rings. These are not starched at all, so excuse the messiness.
Side notes: I have rowdy cats with sharp nails.
This is the Celtic Flower from Celtic Tatting: Knots and Patterns. I used hunter green #830 from Majestic in size 80 and Lizbeth Blue River Glades size 80. The second picture is how it's supposed to look.
Mine turned out to look less Celtic. I just looks normally tatted. Like it's connected to something even though it's not.
I dyed some thread! All size 80. I only found a few colors, but that's good enough for me. Happy!
A snowflake (Book is in a different language, so I don't know what it's called) in one of the colorways. It's kind of like a sunset. I think I'll be avoiding white spaces from now on. I don't particularly like the look. It was absolutely horrible to block. I think I might try again so tame those stubborn chains and picots.
A tiny motif from Tatting Patterns by Lyn Morton. It calls for 5 repeats, but with 4, it's perfect. I didn't even need to block at all. I only starched it so that it would maintain it's integrity. I like this thread a lot more.
Here's a question: What do you do with all of your motifs? I'm thinking of getting a big foam board, covering it with a plain fabric and mounting it on the wall. Then I'll pin on all of my motifs with a tiny note that mentions the pattern/date/etc. It would be a way to showcase them and look sort of vintagey and cool as art.