This pattern from Monica Hahn from 'Christmas Angels...' called Frame #1 exists of only chains. It gives the pattern a bit of a modern look. I used shuttles, but I am curious to try it out with the needle.
I never iron my tatting. I pin it to polystyrene, then spray it with a lot of water and let it dry. The cotton thread absorbs the water so it expands and when it dries it is beautifully thick. Well that is how I do it, I am always told it is a sin to use an iron on lace. What do you do?