Written by Linda Chaney, mother
I’m constantly looking at tatting samples and patterns on-line. The intricacies and finished samples constantly amaze me. I found this pattern for a Dahlia early on in my needle tatting (sorry, I can’t find the reference for the pattern!).
|Original dahlia with variegated thread.|
Remember that I’m still learning to adjust my tension on both rings and chains. Although this seems like a simple task, correct tension for the specific project is a work in progress. I was also trying to figure out another stitch that shuttle tatters do (balanced double stitch) but use my needle instead. This pattern emerged, which I call Ruffled Dahlia. Perhaps others have created this; if so, I apologize. But for me it was my first creative pattern!
|Ruffled dahlia with variegated thread.|
Variations include doing ruffled chains only and ruffled rings only, Now to just determine how to stitch the balanced double stitch on a needle!
|Close of up ruffled dahlia.|
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