I've been playing!
Today I took my shuttle, hairpin lace fork and started fumbling around with the idea of using pearl tatting as a substitute to Hairpin Lace. The results are great. I mean, the long picots of a pearl tatting strip when made in a 1:1 ratio behave in the same way as a hairpin lace strip. Yikes! Am I a Tatting Nerd? LOL
Anyway, here is the picture of the fan. Later I'll try to make it into a doily.