Good morning, dear readers!
Well, I have the 4 ICR Motif Foundation Pattern ready to post, but NOT the finished motif. There was a little bit of a snag with it. Rosie Fey chewed it beyond repair as I was readying the background for taking images of the finished piece. It is my fault for putting it within her reach. I will tat another one this weekend and do a special St. Patrick's day post with the COMPLETE pattern. In the meantime, here is the foundation of the upcoming piece-
Using a size 8 tatting needle, Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk in S9 (Herb Garden), 8 Swarovski 3mm bicones in a Spring green, and 8 dark green Czech seed beads, tat as follows:
To begin with, string 1 seed bead, Swarovski, 1 seed bead onto silk thread 4 times.
Each ICR has the same counts, so repeat these 4 times:
ICR 13 very small - 4 - (as you form this picot, slide 1 Swarovski bicone onto tatting needle, then finish picot with 1 seed bead, Swarovski, 1 seed bead) 4 very small - 13 CL.
After tatting the last ICR, tie the ends and leave a length of thread as you will need it later for anchoring the center accent.
My apologies for the snafu with today's pattern. Rosie Fey says she is very sorry for gnawing Mama's tatting and that she will try her best to resist temptation in the future.
May you all have a wonderful day and a fabulous St. Patrick's weekend! Until St. Paddy's day~