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Monday, 1 September 2014
Motif inspired by the mystery doily. It recalls a pattern I've used here:
Both rings and chains are groups of 5ds separated by picots, but dimpled rings are 5+12+10-5/5+10-12-5.
Thread is dmc 80, light grey.
I love walking along the seaside, letting the water touch my feet, picking up little shells washed up on the beach.
Those in the upper left of the photo are Donax Trunculus, called "tellina" in Italian, lovely shaped and good enough to be eaten with spaghetti. If you look carefully, you can see those little holes made by predatory sea snails. Do you think those holes could have a chance with tatting?
(The shell on the right could be the Nassarius Mutabilis, used as a food too, but I've never eaten that.)
Here you are another "postcard" from the sea: