25 March 2012


I do not like big projects. That's why last week I designed these pansies (motif #19):
The pattern is available on my pattern page. I've also written the pattern for petaled braids. Please tell me if they are not clear enough!
As you can see on photo, I tested several threads. The left top is Daphne 10, I often use it. The right top is YarnArt Canarias. It's very good! I understood that I want to tat with it as much as I can! The bottom is YarnArt Tulip. This thread is also quite good, although very specific.
Anyway, I understood that I can't tat Lucky Clover doily with "Snezhinka" any more and... Yes, I started it again! The result is:
Can't say that it's ideal. No way. However, after some attempts I made this row to lie calmly. I'm not sure that I will not have troubles with the next row, but we'll see. Anyway, with these threads the whole process is much more pleasant!
I also performed some magic with my first attempt, and it looks and lies better now:
Compare with the previous photo:

If I am so crazy to tat one more Lucky Clover doily I can try to finish this one. However I hope not to be so crazy.
And one more thing. Puzzle doily is Tardis from new Doctor Who logo. I must admit that it is not very recognizable. Maybe next version will be better.


  1. Your pansies are gorgeous! I started the Lucky Clover a couple of years ago. I lost interest because it seemed to have too much open space. Maybe I'll give it another try. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. hi mariya! im claudia, an argentinian tatter.. just discovering your blog.. like you tatting experiments!! thanks for sharing with us..

    1. Hi Claudia, I'm glad that you like my tatting! :)

  3. Your pansies are beautiful!! And your clover doilies are looking really great!! :)

  4. I love your pansies and would love to try them. However I can't find your instructions. Are they available?

    1. Thank you! Yes, they are available on Free Patterns page. At least I've just downloaded a copy from there. Please let me know if you still have problems.