Wednesday, October 26, 2005

T. Gobbler Swoop Turkey

Tom Turkey has never looked so yummy. Celtic Knots & wild color thread in sizes 10 and 80 together with a couple of black seed beads for eyes make this 3D bird a sight to behold.

The animals I have done that will be in a book of Tatted Farm animals by request include the chicken, turtle, and turkey. Still to come are a cow, pig, horse, goat, & who knows what else, along with creepy crawlies.

Now, where's the dressing and mashed potatoes & gravy & of course the pumpkin pie?

I remember thanksgiving day at my grandmother's house when I was little. She cooked a big turkey, a pheasant, ham, and rabbit. My grandpa Bob liked going hunting, and we enjoyed a real feast with all the trimmings!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Irish Lace Snowflake

This snowflake is tatted like the Irish Lace Rose, but with points instead of petals.


Friday, October 21, 2005

Celtic Knot Christmas Tree Heart

A small heart within a Celtic Knot Christmas Tree within a large heart.


Ring (3 - 2 - 2 - 3) turn
Chain (60 - 60)

Weave the Celtic Knot
[This is the same knot as in the free
Cicada instructions on my website]

Tie the threads ends together at the base of the ring. Shape the knot as shown in the photo to form the Christmas Tree.

Chain (40)
Weave through the bottom loop on one side of the Christmas tree as in the photo.
Join to the picot at the top of the tree, Chain (40)
Weave through the other bottom loop of the tree & Tie the ends around the base of the ring at the beginning. Hide the ends & trim off close to the work. Add a loop of thread at the top for hanging. ENJOY!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Myrtle the Celtic Knot Turtle

Monday, October 17, 2005

Wierd and Wonderful Hemp Tatting

First my 4 shuttle (or finger tatting) double split ring tatted CHAIN. Each link is about an inch long.
And here a beaded medalion with a combination of tatted Celtic Knot, tatting, and macrame. The josephine knots at the corners are a variation on the same Celtic Knot as the tatted knot at the center.

I enjoyed visiting with the Great Lakes Lace Guild Tatters this month, and teaching some beginners at the Germantown, Ohio library too.