Triangular Motif – Vintage Tatting

The latest challenge on the InTatters forum is to tat something from the KNOTS blog that is marked as photo needed. I did a little cheat by choosing a motif that hasn’t yet appeared on that blog, but which will appear tomorrow 🙂

So this is my version of the triangular motif from the 1946 copy of Coats Tatting 229 and the photo from their book is below so that you can see the difference.

I made two small changes, the first being that I used a mock picot to climb out of the centre ring to the petals, possible because I decided not to use a yellow centre, although should still be possible if you use different ball/shuttle threads.

The second change was adding a join in the single purple ring, so that ring for me was 6ds join 6ds p 12ds

I tatted this on the train between Edinburgh and Glasgow yesterday after a wonderful weekend in glorious sunshine. I’m thinking I’ll wear it as a pendant.

Tell me what you think