A Spider's Web for Leah

I made this spider's web for my daughter to pin on her bulletin board at college.  I used no pattern, but implemented a technique described in Mary Konior's book "Tatting with Visual Patterns."  She calls this type of tatting "free tatting".  In this case I used all chains, and tried to vary the lengths to imitate a spider's web.  I used two strands of Gutterman polyester sewing thread, light blue and light gray.  For the maximum effect, I have included the tiny plastic spider we bought at the dime store, which started this whole project.  All my love to Leah, enjoy your web!

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