This lovely edging is a pattern by Jane Eborall: Oh SO simple edging. The pattern is very clear. The only problem I stumbled upon was the split ring. I could imagine what the purpose was, but didn't know how. Fortunately Google gave this link.
As a beginning needle tatter I have a lot to learn. The arrows show where I can improve.
Not all the picots are equal, the chains aren't the same length. They have the same number of double stitches but I didn't pull the thread equally tight. Some chains seem to want to twist. I am not sure why they do that.
The thread I used is DMC 80.
Here the edging is sewed on the border between two blocks. The color blends lovely with the yellow and orange fabrics.
While I was sewing I could correct some of the imperfections of the tatting.
The right side is not sewed down yet as it will continue on the adjacent block.
On the lace leaf I stitched veins on the outside and little cross stitches in the centre parts.
I used Kreinik thread. I am thinking about adding purple beads too, but I'm not sure yet.
This is the picture so far.
The yellow patch needed something more, so I echoed the tatted edging.
It wasn't easy to couch down a thread in this shape and to make all the "waves" look equal.