dillmontPlateVfig25, a photo by ninettacaruso on Flickr
Thérèse de Dillmont, during her very short life, only 44 years, wrote the wondeful and evergreen handbook "The Encyclopedia of Needlework", that now we can also enjoy online:
The chapter about tatting is chapter X. She also wrote a DMC pubblication specifically about tatting, that can be find here: Tatting by Thérèse de Dillmont, atwww.georgiaseitz.com/public/dmclibtat.pdf
(Thank you Georgia!!!)
In last post, inspired by the motif tatted in 2011 by Gina Brummet, I tried to tat again the motif in fig. 25, PlateV, using more modern techniques.
The "modernized" pattern takes advantage of split rings and floating (or thrown off) rings.
Floating rings are simple rings thrown off a chain or off the second half of a split ring. Jane Eborall (thanks!!!) has one of her wonderful pages here: www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/TipsTechniques.htm
That is the basic technique. I played a little with the size of the central ring, that lift up like a little bas-relief. I like a lot the final effect.