I’ve actually had some time for tatting lately. Once the Interlaced Rings got figured out, I’ve been on the tatting slalom ever since – with 2 tats in the works (which, one of them I just finished a bit ago). It still needs to be blocked yet, but I just couldn’t wait to show you what’s become of a beloved pattern by Mary Konior…
The Spinning Wheel Glass Mat pattern has turned into…
The Spinning Wheel Butterfly!
I’m sure I could have made the body different, but since I wanted to tat this in one continuous round (I really dislike having to cut and tie all the time, and I didn’t have enough brain power in that moment to try and work up a different body), I just decided to make the body the same center as the Glass Mat. There is ample room for improvement, and I know I will give this another pass – after I complete the other project I’m working on – which will, hopefully, be posted soon. I’m quite excited about that as well.
Anyway, I tried searching Google for any butterflies made from this pattern, but I haven’t found one yet. You’re welcome to try and make one, and if you do, I’d love to hear about it!
The difference I made was after the first wing side, I tatted 4, lp, 4, lp, 4 (for the antennae). Then proceeded to work the other wing side – backwards, like a mirror effect. I did have have to SLT in a few places (since I worked w/ shuttle and ball), but that was no big deal – and if you don’t like SLT, then just make sure to use 2 shuttles and work accordingly.
The picture should be pretty self-explanatory, but if it’s not, let me know and I’ll be happy to try and help you through it!
I wonder what Mary K. would think…