Thursday, August 31, 2006

#17 Red Letter R

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

25 Motif Challenge: Celtic Tatting A Design Journey on an Ancient Celtic Theme

I will be taking pre release orders for this book!


Cost is just $25.95 USD plus shipping. Send $ to my paypal account (replace the # with @. Add $6.50 for one copy to cover shipping to the USA. For overseas and multiple copy orders please email me privately for shipping cost.

Estimated release date - October 1st 2006. I have all the patterns and instructions completed. I'm just finishing up tatting some additional samples of the letters in solid and two tone colors. OK, it's 35 motifs, 10 more than 25 motifs... but it's hard to do alphabets with only 25 letters, and I really LIKE the other motifs too!

This book will be Color Laser printed with protective covers, comb bound 8.5 x 11 about 40 pages (estimated)

The first 50 pre paid orders will be entered in a drawing to win your choice of any one of the designs in the book tatted to order in your choice of colors. There will be three winners drawn. I already have 14 orders, and several have asked to be put on a list to be notified when it is ready.

This book contains Celtic Tatting instructions to create all 26 capital letters in the English Language alphabet, The Celtic Tatted Watchband/Bracelet (a new sample is pictured below), the Celtic Tatted Leaf, Spearhead necklace, Lantern Earrings, Hearts Edging, Two **VERY EASY** tatted necklaces, Victorian Shade Pull, and two crosses.

Celtic Tatted Watchband or Charm Bracelet

Here is a variation on the watchband pattern with Celtic Knots at both ends, a lobster clasp and charms on split jump rings. I finished this one today to give as a gift. This pattern would also make an awesome decoration for Renissance period clothing. Pattern of the knots appears to change when tatted in different color combinations.

I wanted to finish all 25 motifs in two weeks, and have reached my goal, and more. I'll still be posting photos of samples of the letters as I tat them in solids and multiple colors.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Just Monkeying around... not part of the 25 motif challenge

This is about the only tatting design I did this summer other than the flowers that I did for the Cincinnati Weaver's Guild Summer Adventure Day. More fun than a barrel of Monkeys!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

#16 Double Celtic Ribbon Edging

This edging or choker necklace is similar to the previous motif, but tatted in two separate pieces that are woven together with the ribbon. I've added some beads at the bottom, but beads could be used on the top as well.

There are plenty of tatters who are better at beads than I am, but I wanted to try putting some beads on the chain thread. The dangle at the center is just a few different beads strung on the tatting thread before beginning the piece. That thread is then used as the ball thread to tat the chains.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

#15 Ribbon Weave Edging

This is the easiest Celtic Edging ever!

NO JOINS in the tatting. Just tat the rings and chains and then weave the ribbon through.

Ring ( 15 - - - 15 ) turn

Chain ( 2 - - - 2 ) turn

Repeat, weave ribbon through as shown here.

Friday, August 25, 2006

#14 The Letter " G " by request for Patsy

Trying out different combinations of colors with these letters. This one kind of looks plaid to me.
# 13 Celtic Spear Head Pedant Necklace

This is a very powerful piece knotted with three loops interwoven through the center six times . There are three picot loops at the tip, and one point at the top. 3 + 6 + 3 + 1 = 13

It is tatted with heavy waxed cotton thread that is then tied in a 3 x 4 turks head knot and finished with sliding overhand knots to make the necklace adjustable from 13" to 25" that will easily slide over the head of your Celtic Warrior for protection.

There aren't many tatted pieces for men, but this one is deffinitely masculine, and a perfect gift as it is, or add beads to the picots or a charm to the center picot with a jump ring.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

# 12 Letter " T "

Monday, August 21, 2006

#11 Celtic Knot Leaf

#10 Victorian Shade Pull

Sunday, August 20, 2006

#9 Letter L

Friday, August 18, 2006

#8 Letter "P" for Patsy

Thursday, August 17, 2006

#7 Celtic Cross 2

#6 Celtic Cross

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

#5 Celtic Lantern

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

#4 Celtic Tatted Watch Band

This is a variation on the Hearts Edging that will make a wonderful Bracelet, Clothing trim, or watchband.
#3 Celtic Arch - also the letter " D "

#2 Celtic Wreath
Motif #1 - Celtic Knot Hearts Edging

It's been a LONG summer, with a lot of fun spending time with grandkids, Thomas, Kaleb, and Ben. I even got to visit with Lily when they stopped by on their vacation!

Now it's time to get serious about tatting again. WHAT? Me - Serious? No Way!!!

How about a little fun tho? I've joined in the 25 motif challenge:

I have chosen to design 25 (or more) variations on a Celtic Knot theme. Instructions will be available in a PDF file when all 25 are completed. Should be sometime next week... Grin...

Watch for photos as I have fun with the idea of a circle with a " X " in the middle weaving into a Celtic Knot. I sell the instructions to tat the ancient Celtic Knot Circle upon which this is based.