These three little doilies show the process that I followed to the final Daisy Wheel Doily design, at the bottom. The multicoloured doily at the top left, is the first design with two rounds of chains in it. The second round of the design is a chain and the circle of larger rings towards the outside of the design are joined by chains. The second, green, doily has those joining chains taken out, by making the large rings, split rings. The third and final doily, in lilac, has the first chain round in the design, taken out as well. It is a much more open design now, more negative space.
I taught myself to tat from books, as a teenager, but had never met another tatter. Joining on-line groups has given me a new enthusiasm for the art, and enabled me to learn new techniques. I have even tried my hand at designing.
Any diagrams for working these tatted pieces are on my website www.handicrafts.org.uk
My stitching can be seen on Wendystitches.blogspot.com