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Milkweed Pod Tatting Pattern


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  • Lace

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Pattern Details

My original design, inspired by nature: the seed pod of the Milkweed plant. You need to know the basics of how to tat including split rings in order to follow this pattern, as it does not include any basic tatting instruction. (Learn those tatting techniques in the Craftsy class "Shuttle Tatting".) Suitable for experienced tatters, techniques include ring, chain, picot, join, lock join, split ring, node stitch (Victorian sets). The directions are written from the shuttle tatting perspective. To make the pattern as written you'll need 4 tatting shuttles. The detailed written instructions include diagrams and photos for tatting the pod without beads. A version of the same pod with beads is shown with diagrams only. In size 20 Lizbeth thread the finished pod measures about 3 inches (7.6 cm) long. The 12 page file includes: *Written instructions in English, *In-progress photos, *Diagrams with stitch counts

Recommended with this pattern

  • Lizbeth thread size 20
  • Tatting shuttles, 4
  • Small steel crochet hook

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Marilee Rockley has been a driving force in modern tatting. Her designs, which have appeared in various magazines as well as her book <i>Tatted Jewelry</i>, make this Victorian art accessible to modern tastes. As a go-to source of information about tatting history and methodology, Marilee is on the forefront of the tatting revival. She also dyes her own tatting threads, so that she can control color and create visual interest that can't be found in commercial threads. Take a look at Marilee's latest designs on her blog, <a href="">Yarnplayer.</a>