Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Tatted Irish Lace " Star Flower "

This is the beginning of the Irish Lace Rose. The center is a padded ring with 5 long picots and 18 medium picots. The 6th long picot is a false picot that gets you to the second row. This row is all chains. Start with 5 DS then 5 picots separated by 2 DS then 5 DS then join to the next long picot of the previous row. Leave a small picot here and repeat around.

The next row joins to the picots of this row. Tat 4 DS, join to the picots of the previous row, separated by 3DS, then 4 DS, join to the small picot repeat around.

Join the end to the beginning.

The other rows of the Irish Lace Rose are tatted between the center and the outside row of petals, filling in with more rows of petals.

It is TATTING, not crochet, but has a bit of the crochet look to it.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Tatted Oak Leaf and Irish Lace Medallion

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Irish Lace Rose, Leaves, and Shamrock

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Tatted Irish Lace Leaf

Thursday, August 25, 2005

More Tatted Irish Lace

Tatted Irish Lace

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Celtic Angels - Tatting Kits and Instructions Available at Circle City Lacers Sept. 2005

Monday, August 08, 2005

Celtic Tatted Dragonfly - Circle City Lacers in September

Triple Interlocked Rings

Each Ring is (10 - 20 - 10) close ring, work in the ends. The thread for the second ring is woven through the first one before tatting it. The thread for the third ring is done likewise through both of the other two before tatting the ring.

This is more challenging than you might think. This is actually one of my earlier Celtic tatting designs. I think it would be possible to tat many of them, each one joined to the same color so that it would end up looking a lot like chain maile armor, but I haven't tried it yet. So many designs - so little time...

This is a photo of my Celtic Knot tatted Pumpkin. Instructions are available on my website, or by email request.

The stem and leaves are easy to tat in green thread. the pumpkin itself is tatted chain that is then woven into the Celtic Knot.

I call this "lazy Tatting" because you don't really have to count the DS, just tat the chain until it goes around in a circle four times, or about 120 DS.

I guess that I'm thinking about Fall and Winter already. Our grandson, Kaleb, flew home to Florida yesterday instead of me driving him home. He starts High School tomorrow. We really enjoyed having Kaleb spend the Summer with us, and will miss him terribly. It can be very enlightening having a teenager in the house.

Easy Celtic StarFlake: This sample is tatted in size 10 green thread with 48 seed beads added. Two of the these Starflakes look good on a christmas ball with thread and/or beads between the center picots of the large ring of the clovers at the points.

Requires one tatting shuttle or tatting needle and ball of thread CTM (Continuous Thread Method) wind the shuttle and do not cut from ball of thread. It is just rings, chains, and joins. Beginner level to intermediate.

I will teach this project at the September meeting of the Great Lakes Tatters.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Bearded Iris -
Celtic Knots form the petals and sepals of this delicate bearded Iris. The Iris was designed for Hector 2005.

I'm going to Florida for a couple of weeks to visit with my sister who recently had a knee replacement.
I'll be taking my tatting and my laptop with me but I don't know how often I'll get to be online. It will be dial up, so probably not a lot.
The instructions for the Iris, the Lily, and Poinsettia will be available to purchase from my website when I return home.
I will be teaching the Celtic Dragonfly at Circle City Lacers 9/05
I will be teaching a new easy Celtic Snowflake / Star / Christmas ornament at the Great Lakes tatting meeting on October 8th.