The lace in the frivolité techniquelooks very delicate and airy. The separate lace fragments may be applied to clothes or the adornment of interior elements. In this article, we will discuss the motifs performed in the frivolité technique, called rosettes. We will also present the tatting patterns . Lace motifs rosettes - are a separate completed element in the shape of a flower. They can be used as the central part of a lace serviette in the frivolité technique. Furthermore, we will describe the tatting patterns to get acquainted with the methods of joining the rings of the rosettes.
Tatting patterns Motif rosette 1
Rosette 1 is a 2-row motif. The 1st row is the central ring and the 2nd row is an insertion, tatted around the central ring.
Row 1 the central ring is tatted: 1 knot, picot, then (2 knots and picot) repeat 15 times. Finish the tatting of the central row with 1 knot. The ends of the thread are tied together at the base of the knots and the excess thread is cut.
Row 2 the insertion around the central ring. The large odd rings 1, 3, 5, 7, etc. are tatted according the scheme 4P4P2P2P4P4. Small, even rings 2, 4, 6, 8, etc. are tatted this way: 2P2.
The sequence of tatting lace:
Tat the ring 1, then at the distance of 0.8in and 2сm tat the ring 2, join it with one of the picots of the central ring. Turn the work. Measure off a thread 0.8in and 2сm and tat the ring 3, join it with the ring 1. Turn the work and tat the ring 4 in the counterclockwise direction. Join the ring 4 to the neighboring picot of the central ring. Turn the work again. Step by step, move along the pattern of lace tatting in this way. Don’t forget to turn the work after every ring you’ve made. To make the motif rosette look neat, measure off the exact length of the joining threads. As you finish the work, tie the end of the threads together at the base of the ring 1.
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Tatting patterns Motif rosette 2
Similarly, as in the previous rosette, rosette 2 consists of 2 rows. In the first row, tat a flower with 8 petals. In the second row, the insertion from the rings, connected with the flower’s petals, is tatted.
To tat a flower, you will need to make 8 petals, which are connected at the base by the method of a closed motif. The scheme of tatting the flower’s petal is 7P4P4P7. Finish the first row, tighten the last knot and cut the threads off.
Next tat the second row. The big rings of the lace motif are tatted according to the scheme 6P6P6P6. Small rings are tatted 3P3P3P3. Look the sequence of the rings at the pattern. The course of work: tat the ring 1, turn the work, measure off a joining thread 0.2 in and 0.5сm long. Tat the ring 2. Turn the work again. At the distance of 0.2in and 0.5сm, tat the ring 3 and join it according to the pattern with the ring 1. Next, at the same side of the work, measure off a joining thread equal to the width of a big ring, and make the ring 4. Turn the work. The remaining rings are tatted according to the mentioned course of work, following the sequence at the pattern of tatting.
Tatting patterns Motif rosette 3
This is a very simple and interesting rosette. It’s done in 2 steps. First, the outer part insertion, consisting of big and small ring alteration, is tatted; then big picots, made according to the template, are joined in the center together.
To make the insertion, you will need to tat big rings as you tat the ring 1: 5P5P2P2P5P5 and small rings 4P3P3P4. The course of work: tat the ring 1, turn the work, measure off a joining thread 0.2 in and 0.5 cm and tat the ring 2. The middle picots of the ring 2 are made according to the template. The template’s width is 1 in and 2.3 cm. Next, turn the work, measure off a joining thread 0.2 in and 0.5 cm and tat the next big ring. Repeat the tatting. We need to get 16 big outer rings and 16 little inner rings.
Next join the big picots in the center of the rosette. For this, take a needle with a thread and put it through picot 1 and 3, then through picot 2 and 4, etc.
We hope that the aforementioned tatting patterns will help you make wonderful motifs in the frivolité technique.