But I'm absolutely unsatisfied with the closure, too bulcky... Ahh! Mr. Meticulous! Go away!!
I remember that Edda Guastalla once showed in facebook her method to add the second colour at the start. I usually follow Jane Eborall's method (2nd thread added at the base of the ring, without knots), anyway I thought that Edda's way could have been used to refine the join at the end, instead of being used at the start. She leaves a loop at the start where she inserts the second thread.
I've tatted the flower stand alone as much as possible, then, after 6 petals (and one hour!! I was fast this time) it's time to attach it to the biggie.
I'm a little happier now. I've learned a bit more with this doily.
Have you seen? I've learned FS/BS tatting, too! Better late than never!