This is just one motif of this Stawasz table mat on Page 27 of his Tatted Treasures book. I am not tatting the mat but I love the design it made with this motif.
The top is tatted in Altin Basak SIze 50 thread in Col. #367. I miscounted the number of picots in some rings and was not happy with the graduated picots in the chain, so I decided to start again.
The bottom is tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 Mocha Brown Light (#690). Thinking that this thread would form sturdier picots but I think a Size 20 thread would be better for this pattern. Jan Stawasz used a Size 10.
Those are wonderful!!!! :)ReplyDelete
He had a different kind of style didn't he, and it looked good and surprising with the larger threads. He also loved that graduating picots and used them so well with his designs, it really makes things look different! you got a great post and fun to see this motif given attention, I have the book and overlooked it thanks for posting!ReplyDelete
Both are lovely, Jan used a lot of number 10 on his patterns but sometimes I think they good good in the thinner threadsReplyDelete