Well, the tatting is done...but now I have decided to mount this in a ring so that it can be hung for the holidays. Again, the pattern is Star In Clovers by Jon Yusoff. I think it came out prettily in Tat-alicious' beautiful "Patriotic" thread. I used her size 20.
If you chose to tat this, it takes 2 FULL clover shuttles with a shoelace trick in there somewhere. I didn't load my shuttles quite full enough and had to add thread with just a couple of clovers left to go. Another couple of yards would have done the trick.
Here is what this pretty star looks like thus far...
Grandma used to create some beautiful suncatchers with this method. I loved them, still do. I also remember that she used to hand me a ring and set me to work covering them for her...I imagine it kept a little girl busy, and I'm guessing she wasn't too fond of doing this herself. It is tedious to say the least, but I really prefer the look of the rings being covered with thread to match the motif. Today being Father's Day, I didn't get as much time as I would have liked to work on this...so it is still a work in progress.