I want to work on my "open" stitches, double brussels, pea stitch and single brussels, and looked through my Lovesey books for inspiration. In "Creative Design in NL" (p97) I found a 7 petal flower that will give me an opportunity to practice. The flower is described as an "antique flower" set into fine muslin. It must be a very small flower enlarged to fill the entire page. I scanned, printed, traced and generally tweaked until I'm ready to start couching. There are 4 leaves with the flower, and I may do those later. Rochelle gave me instructions on how to do a spider in the center, and I'm eager to have something new to do!

My version of the flower is 3.5"(9cm) at its widest, and 4.25"(10.5cm) from tip to stem. I measured the flower (pattern 4) from GoNL Basic book, and tried to get close to that size. I plan to use #80 tatting thread, and probably white. (click to view the original size). Now I will have to study a bit and plan how to lay my trace.

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Comment by Lenore English on May 13, 2010 at 5:49pm
I can post my outline drawing, if anyone is interested. It's very pretty, isn't it?
Comment by Lorelei Halley on May 13, 2010 at 5:27pm
That's a good design to use. How did I miss that one? I have the same book.

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