"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, December 6, 2011

Purple Posy

This is Mary Konior's "Posy" motif from Tatting with Visual Patterns. It's the same thread I used on the dragon.

This is not the first time I've tatted this, but I always have to be careful joining the last ring of each repeat to the last ring of the previous repeat. It usually takes me several tries to get it right. I either end up with the thread coming out on the top-- it needs to come out on the bottom in order to pass it behind the work to start the next repeat-- or else I somehow manage to get the ring wrapped around the whole piece so that I can't close it. Once I figure out how to hold the threads to make it work the first time, subsequent repeats are much easier, but I still have to go through this process every time I make this pattern.

I have plans for this posy. You'll see.


  1. So unexpected in this colour-way - and so lovely! I do know what you mean about the thread coming out on the top! And like you, I seem to make the same mistake every repeat. None of that, 'It's like riding a bicycle - once you learn, you never forget how."
    Fox : ))

  2. Such a pretty pattern! It really looks beautiful in those colours. Look forward to seeing what you'll make with it.

  3. Sorry, just had to add another comment as I've just read your Bruce Coville quote - so true! So well worded. I will keep a copy of it. Thank you.

  4. What will you create? I'll be checking back to see.

  5. I like this pattern - I really like the colorway you chose... kind of like grapes and blueberries!