Magic squares - easier than you might think!


I was reading through Robin Perfetti's blog a while back and was interested in her tutorial on making Magic Squares.

http://tattingbythebay.blogspot.com/2017/07/designing-magic-squares.html

SO with my 2 UFO doilies finished (yeay me!) I decided to try it with one of my favourite patterns by Tina Frauberger.

Susanne had very graciously drawn the pattern up a few years ago when we were online chat tatting and going through the Frauberger books. Her diagramming skills are SO much better than mine and these were really helpful in nutting out the terminology in the old books (Thanks Susanne)

I did exactly what Robin says to do in the tutorial but I did it in Serif instead of Inkscape.
After cutting out the centre I saw that the easiest thing would be to just use the long chain as it was previously used. This made it much easier as I did not have to try to develop a centre. Not keen on getting too adventurous on a first try!


Anyway this is the result. Thank you so much Robin Perfetti!!
Wrong thread to use but it was all I had with me.....

Off to try some more!




If you want to try it the rings are all 4-4-4-4
There are three lengths of chains 5ds 5-5 and 6-4-4-6
The joins you will have to look at as you go. I have made a few extra joins as I went so might need to look at the pic......or make it your way!!!








Comments

  1. Beautiful!!! If you were to double up the magic square, I think you might have a set of 4 joined rings (instead of 4 joined chains) to climb out of the triangle? Have you tried it?

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  2. Awesome! Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best, and in this case the use of chains keeps the integrity of the design. Well done!

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