Pattern: Motif 19 from the book The Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito.
Thread: Lizbeth size 20, col 129 purple splendor.
Technique: Shuttle tatted.
This is the largest item I've tatted so far. Actually it's not, but I managed to spill tea on the other one before I'd had a chance to take a picture of it and because it was white the stain was really obvious. Anyhoo, this one measures about 16cm across.
I really couldn't (and still don't) understand the instructions in the back of the book for the joining technique that was used so I resorted to using a lock join. I don't think it would have made so much difference if I'd been using a solid colour but the joins are more noticeable because of the colour changes. I'm still pleased with how this turned out and for the most part I enjoyed making it.
This marks my final 25 Motif Challenge item. I'm glad I joined the challenge as it's given me the motivation to seek out new patterns and it's exposed me to the work of other tatters. I think I will join for a second round however I think it will be more difficult to find patterns this time round. I have a number of books now but I like to mix it up with free patterns online so that if someone likes what they see then they can make it too without having to wait to order a book.