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Friday, 13 May 2016

edible flowers

That is someone can eat flowers, except these one in cotton, that may result a bit indigestible.

Actually in our diet we have flowers, like courgettes' flowers, artichokes, chamomile, saffron, broccoli, capers... Strawberry, botanically, it isn't a proper fruit but it's called "accessory fruit" and I've learnt that blossoms are edible and leaves are edible as well! OK, that's good to know, but I'd rather wait for the sweet red pulp!

I used the magic trick to hide the tail in each yellow ring, but I left long tails at the end of green and pink rounds. Start green round joining at one yellow picot. It's better starting pink round joining the next yellow picot after that one (chosen start for green).

I hope you like my version of the flower, enjoy!

Additional tips from Muskaan about her tatted leaf (pattern is in previous post) can be found here:

Another tip from my side is that instead of using a clip, to change direction, I also tried something I've learnt when I tatted the mystery doily, that is
- leave a small picot,
- first half,
- one complete ds,
- reverse work, adjust last ds and continue the chain.
That worked for me.

... And that is for the sake of curiosity, I worked directional tatting, except for the pointed chain in the leaf, where I used my way to tat it, holding the second shuttle in my right hand. Jon's way and my way are just 2 ways to make the same knot. In my drawing I have in the right hand the SH2 shuttle, like in direct tatting. In the left hand I have the core thread. The knot is tied by the working thread over the core thread, exactly the same knot. It is the same movement done with thread around the needle in Puncetto lace. Not my invention. At that time, it was summer 2010, I taught myself the basis of "puncetto valsesiano" lace and discovered that I could speed my work (I'm very slow with the needle) with the help of the shuttle. I was doing a hanky. It looked to me like roll tatting, but it doesn't unravel, then I thought to use it in place of normal chains or mock rings, I didn't think to use it for changing the shape of the chain, that was Jon's clever idea. My experiments were shared at the end of 2010 in flickr:


... and also in April 2011:

My last tatted piece for the bookmark was one leaf, that is because I used one shuttle loaded with green (coming from that leaf) to encapsulate tails coming from two of the other tatted leaves... But I tell you next week.

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  1. Huh, clever! So puncetto is a lacemaking style (I should've asked the meaning!). Well, I used your puncetto knot as a first & 2nd half stitch by encapsulating core thread once from going under it, then by going over it. It worked to make a pointed tip.
    Good tip about changing directions with the picot ! Some use a lock stitch too.
    Thanks for all you share :X

  2. Love the pattern and tips, all so very nice thank You :)

  3. I didn't know strawberry flowers were edible. I do like your tatted version and certainly wouldn't attempt to munch it.

  4. Love that flower pattern! It's so pretty!!! :)

  5. Thank you, Ninetta. This is such a unique pattern with lots of techniques for me to practice.

  6. Just delightful! Thanks again for the pattern! :-)


Thank you very much for all your nice comments.