Ribbonwinners Tatting Patterns & Shuttles by
Georgia Seitz
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Terry McGuffin's "Meadow"Song"



Many thanks to Terry McGuffin for sharing this challenging pattern from her first book, "Tatted Ornaments" with the online tatting class.


"Meadowsong" offers many possibilities for personalization of this pattern. Both the blossoms and the butterflies could be tatted in a rainbow of colors. The greenery and sleeping seeds offer earthy color tones to balance the gay pastels above. Equally effective in solid white or color, this pattern is not only a lovely decoration for a Christmas ornament, but as an edging it can be adapted to many uses.




"The breeze stirs and bends the daisies. Golden butterflies dance above the flowers
and the after noon sun warms the earth as seeds wait to emerge. You have..

MeadowSong:
#12 Perle Cotton or size 40-50 thread, 2 shuttles, large glass ornament (Split rings)

Row 1, 2 shuttles
1. R 9-8-9.
2. R9+ (to last p of PR) 4-4-9.
3. R9+ (to last p of PR) 4-4-9.
4. R9+ (to last p of PR) 4-4-9.
5. R9+ (to last p of PR) 4-4-9.
6. R9+ (to last p of PR) 4-4-9.
7. R9+ (to last p of PR) 4-4-9.RW
8. Chain 14 RW
9. Leaf #1 Rl2+ (to last p in petal #7) 5-9.
10. Shuttle 2, Leaf #2 R 12-5-9. Do not reverse work
11. Ch 10-10-5-10. RW
12. R9+ (to last p in stem, tipping up picot to join) 8-9.
13 R9+ (to last p of PR) 4+ (to p in leaf#l) 4-9.
14 R9+ (to last p of PR) 4+ (to last p in last petal of previous daisy) 4-9.
Repeat #3-14 for 11 patterns. There were 12 patterns in the pictured ornament. You may use more or less. This row should fit snuggly around center of ornament.
12th pattern, complete six petals as before
R 9+ (to last p of PR) 4+ (to center p of 5th petal on very first daisy) 4-9. RW
Ch 14 RW
Leaf #1: R 12+ (to last p of last daisy) 5+ (to p in 6th petal of first daisy) 9. RW
Leaf #2: Shuttle 2 R 12-5-9. Do not RW
Ch 10-10-5+ (SKJ to first p in very first ring of first daisy) 10. Cut and tie.

Row 2, Butterfly row above daisies, 2 shuttles, split rings


Sh 1 #1. R5-2—5
2. R9-2—2+ (join to center p in Ring #2 of row 1) 8.
“ 3. R8+ (join to center p in Ring #4 of row 1) 2—2-9.
Sh 1 4. SR (split ring) 5/5—2.
Sh 1 5. SR2—5/5.
Sh 2 6. R9-2—2-8.
Sh 2 7 R8-2—2-9.
Sh 1 8. SR5—2/5.
Sh 1 9. SR5/2—5. Repeat pattern #2-9 around.

Row 3, 2 shuttles Row below daisies



Join at first p in lower chain.
Ch 5 [JK (Josephine knot) of 14 first half stitches] 5+ (to 2nd p in lower leaf)
Ch 5-2-2-15 [R5- (picot in this ring, join to last p of PR in remaining rings) 3-3-5] 15-2-2-5+ to first p in next chain.
Continue around joining last ring to first.
Top R 7-4-4-7. RW
*Ch 4-4-4-4 RW
R 7+ (to last p of PR) 4-4-7. Leave long thread, SKJ into first p in chain. Lace together using 1st & 3rd picots of chain and inside picots of butterflies.


Multi-color
Load shuttle (full) with daisy color. Wrap second shuttle in green for leaves and stems. You can add beads to center but be careful to pull rings tightly together.
Change in this row:
Row 1, 2 shuttles
1. R9-8-9.
2. R9+ (to last p of PR) 4-4-9.
3. R9+ (to last p of PR) 4-4-9.
4. R9+ (to last p of PR) 4-4-9.
5. R9+ (to last p of PR) 4-4-9.
6. R9+ (to last p of PR) 4-4-9.
7. R9+ (to last p of PR) 4-4-9.RW
8. Chain 14 RW SL


9. Leaf #1 R12+ (to last p in petal #7) 5-9. SL (Shoe lace to change shuttle positions)
10. Leaf #2 R 12-5-9. Do not reverse work or SL
11. Ch 10-10-5-10. RW
12. R9+ (to last p in stem, tipping up picot to join) 8-9.
13 R9+ (to last p of PR) 4+ (to p in leaf #1) 4-9.
14 R9+ (to last p of PR) 4+ (to last p in last petal of previous daisy) 4-9.
Repeat #3-14 for 11 patterns. See previous page for 12th pattern
Choose butterfly color, complete row 3.
Choose “earth” color, complete row 4.
Choose top “sun” color and complete.
Lace together as stated.


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