Pattern of the
Month - August 1998
Rose and Leaf (2 shuttles)
© 1992 Lisa C. Trumble
With the following
pattern, you can attach as many leaves as you would like - although only
one is illustrated in the sample below. This motif can be used to dress
up a blouse collar, or can be used to surround a buttonhole. If used as
the latter, the buttonhole should line up with the center of the rose
- the button itself will act as the center "bud" of the flower.
||The sample below
was made in size 70 DMC tatting cotton - the rose in varigated pink/purple
and the leaf in dusty olive. If used on clothing, heavier thread is
most likely more appropriate - especially if used around buttonholes.
To join the
last ring to the first ring in the center portion of the rose, you'll
need to employ a special technique used to make this awkward join.
Please see the Lesson Corner if you
do not know how to make what I call a "folded join."