"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I'm Alive!

Sorry it's been so long since I posted. I guess I just needed a break from tatting for a while. I'm back into it now, with the next section of Ineke's star.

This is done in Lizbeth color 632, Medium Purple. It is just like the second and third sections, except that each one gets progressively larger. Also, if you look closely, you will see that this one has a few picots on the outer edge where the next section will be joined. (I hesitate to call these sections rounds, because each of these concentric stars actually consists of two rounds; and the next thing will not be a round in any sense, but rather a fill-in at each of the inner corners of this star.)

The next section will complete the piece, and then I will show it all assembled.


  1. Intriguing! I'll look forward to seeing how the star looks when all the sections are put together.

  2. That looks great! Can't wait to see the assembled piece! :)

  3. Yay! You're back! Gian missed Squijum as much as I missed your tatting inspirations.

    I too am eager to see this one unfold... or fold... or join or whatever!

    Fox : ))

  4. Looking forward to the reveal!

  5. I believe I know where this star is going, and it will be totally amazing! I'm in awe of Ineke's work, as it is beyond description!

  6. The suspense is positively palpable!

  7. I am looking forward to seeing the next round, and how its going to work.
    Nice to see you back.