Friday, 25 October 2019

Bookmark these daisies………

Tatters need to empty shuttles every time to take up new projects 
which may result in beautiful lace or motif patterns. 
My emptying shuttles resulted in…………………
First try with single variegated thread  
and another with two sold color threads.
My tatter friend Madhur reminded me that the motif which 
came up was exactly same as the first two rows of her Unending Doily
What a coincidence, she also tatted the doily to empty the shuttles. 
The first trial shows the bare thread over the center ring and shuttle 
join in each picot which are fairly visible.
In another attempt I used two solid colors where the pattern shows no 
bare thread nor any join. It was tricky to hide the bare thread 
and tat without joins.
Finally it ended up in Bloomrings Bookmark pattern 
Bloomrings Bookmark pattern - PDF 
This pattern is tatted with Hidden Picot method for rings and 
lock chain stitch method for joining the motifs.
Hidden Picot(HP) is a very very small picot, automatically made 
between the double stitches and hidden behind the thrown rings 
off the center ring.
From my Indian Happy Tatters Group, Magnus tried this pattern 
and came up with this attractive color combination.
This is not a test tatted pattern but hope you find it easy to tat.

Your valuable suggestions and comments are always welcome.

Wish you all……………..HAPPY TATTING.......... 


  1. Very pretty! Although it gives a daisy picot effect, you have made it much simpler to tat. From what I see, the rings in hidden picot are what Patty Dowden did as Rings on Picots. (I used it in my spring garland, among others).
    πŸ’—πŸŒΉπŸ’— Well done πŸ’—πŸŒΉπŸ’—

  2. Thank you so much Muskaan! Your spring garland is based on lock join on picots before making rings. I think its completely different way.This pattern has no joins and no bare thread.

    1. Lock join is optional and avoidable, Usha, used as a structural component for stability in that pattern.
      However, I didn't realise you had shared the pattern - just moticed. Your hidden picot is what Ninetta used to curl small rings, and recently in her beaded rope. Rhoda Auld had shown this in her 1974 book. A bit of history lesson πŸ˜„πŸ˜

  3. Thank you. Beautiful color combinations.

  4. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Glad to see you are still tatting.

  5. Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to try the pattern!❤

    1. Thank you!!! Would love to see your bookmark soon!

  6. Enjoyed to tat this wonderful pattern. This was my first try on lock chain, loved the outcome. Thank you Usha akka for Sharing this pattern

    1. Maguns, Your bookmark has come out fabulous with pretty color combo!!!