Diane has inspired me to tat Spinning Wheel Glass Mat from Tatting With Visual Patterns by Mary Konoir. You all know Marilee's Rhubarb Crisp/Pie is my first and probably favorite hand dyed thread. This one is size 80 in slow color change. It is the first time I have tatted with slow color change. I had been saving it for just the right pattern and I must say, I think this is it!
I started with the spoke that has red chains and rings fading into pink rings and chains. I am really pleased with how the colors turned out and the definition they provide to this design.
Now I know why Diane has tatted this design so many time. It was simple, easy to memorize, quick and kept me anxious to see how the HDT was going to turn out.
It is 3 1/4" and I used 13.5 yards on the shuttle. I've still got to measure what is left on my ball thread.
By the way, God save the man, woman or child who puts a glass on this mat!