I've been experimenting a little bit with using different yarns for tatting than the traditional tatting threads in preparation for teaching my upcoming "Beginning Shuttle Tatting" workshop at the end of this month at the Interweave Yarn Fest in Loveland, CO (March 31 - April 3, 2016).
The motif measures about 4 1/4" (11 cm) in diameter and was worked with Patons Grace (136 yd [125 m] / 1 3/4 oz [50 g]; CYC #3 dk weight), a 100% mercerized cotton yarn. I like the weight of it. Perfect for coasters for upcoming garden parties.
The pattern is from a German book called "Occhi Schiffchenspitze Frivolité". You can find the pattern on page 101.
In the book, the motif is worked in one solid color but I changed it up at bit and worked it with a variegated orange color for the center and a light green color for the outside edge.
Hm, I still have some other colors of this yarn in my stash...
If I make all kinds of different color combinations, they could serve as identifiers for which glass belongs to whom...
I have to try that and see how it turns out!