Riet was correct in the way I tatted this. I started with the star and worked my way down. It was a 5 shuttle job. This is also the way I do my necklaces and flower borders and other things.
I have been tatting this way for two years and up until now didn't know how to describe it!
So if you want to learn in person! Please consider joining us at Shuttlebirds in 2009. You have 4 and half months to save your pennies and it is the most excellent time of the year (at least for me).