Thursday, March 31, 2016

Another Youngburg motif

This motif by Nellie Hall Youngburg is Violet Edging #7. This was tatted with 4 strands of 12 ply silk embroidery floss. This was sometimes a challenge to tat with because there were 4 strands to pick up when doing joins. The pattern, however, was not a problem. For the stem and leaves I used some green I already had on a shuttle which was a green Flora size 50. I'd like to try this again with thread I prefer. By using a smaller size thread for the leaves and stem, the lace tends to curve. I'm thinking that by making several more flowers with stems and leaves, the edging may make a circle much like a little wreath. Someday perhaps I'll try that. 

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