Robin at Tatting by the Bay have kindly put together some tutorials for Inkscape. Thanks Robin :).
Her first tutorial is Diagramming Rings, Chains, and Picots. For this learning exercise, I am going to diagram a small simple square motif by Tina Frauberger. Below is my first attempt :).
|First attempt at diagramming a motif using Inkscape|
I was not happy about the small chains so I tried the next tutorial: Another way to draw chains. Below is my second attempt.
|Second attempt at diagramming a motif using Inkscape|
Looking back at the original tatted motif, I do not think my rings are in proportion with each other so I went back to the drawing board :). Below is my third attempt.
|Third attempt at diagramming a motif using Inkscape|
Still not great but I'm happy with it :). Now to add numbers to the diagram and tat it :).
Inkscape is a vector graphic editor similar to Adobe Illustrator except it is free. You can download Inkscape at https://inkscape.org/en/.
That's it for now. Thanks for visiting my blog :).