Star Dahlia by Anna Barzyk
Clover by Mariya Darydova
Hexagons always appeal to me - be it in any art or craft form. Tatted snowflakes are aplenty, but the focus is on tips/points with 'invisible' or inferred sides.
Addionally, I love when chains are used to outline previous elements, highlighting aspects with width.
No wonder this pattern was such a pleasure to tat - a clear-sided, textured, yet elegant pattern.
I follow Anna's blog and love her beautiful tatting and other projects. She shared this pattern here recently. I chose a lighter outline to represent the flower in nature.
Clover is a cleverly designed pattern. Joining to the vsp at beginning of chain in each leaflet creates a charming center which is evident in the left leaf and much more in Marya's model.
The left leaf follows her pattern verbatim, split chain and all.
The right one, tatted first, is a bit of a lazy tatting attempt. Here, I worked all 4 leaflets completely, instead of a split chain, and then tatted the chain stem.
I'll be back with something more on clovers soon....
Many thanks to Anna and Mariya
for sharing their pretty patterns.
I hope you, too, enjoy tatting these as much as I did