Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Perfect project for beginning tatters!!!
Size 40 purple and red thread with chunky pink beads and pink ribbon
One large bead for a toggle and a pink bow.
Breast cancer awareness or Red Hat Society?
Maybe a fancy doggy collar for a teen or even your puppy dog. You decide. Join me in Spokane for a fun filled class with a project to take with you, to wear, give away, or sell.
My friend, Shelia B. has been successfully selling earrings tatted with this pattern of mine at flea markets, street fairs, and while demonstrating tatting.
People just LOVE them!!!
What are YOUR favorite colors???
Any color(s) and any size thread between the 5 & 40 will do nicely.
One shuttle & ball of thread, or needle tatting.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Today I got to visit with the lovely ladies of the Kansas City tatting group who meet at Unique Expressions, Susan Groh's place on Wednesdays - weather permitting.
I taught them to do my Tatted Nosegay bouquet with Hanging Cluny leaves and lots of small flowers. We had a good time, and Susan's birthday cake was yummy! These ladies are GOOD!
Now, the bad part of meeting with tatters in a shop that sells thread... you guessed it! We all went shopping afterwards. Oh well, I really needed some 185 size thread.
Just a note, for those of you who are looking for a source for the bangle bracelets to mount tatting in for suncatchers, Susan has quite a few of them to sell. Email me if you are interested and don't already have Susan's address.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Celtic Ball with hanging cluny poinsettia
Hanging Cluny Celtic Knot Wreath
Four calling birds
Rainbow tat fish
Hanging cluny snowflake
Cluny & Hanging cluny edging
Ring around a double cluny
Double hanging cluny heart
Hanging cluny for Georgia and the online class
Saturday, January 20, 2007
I think I was the only one doing tatting. Susan Groh did bobbin lace, and there was another lace guild doing bobbin lace.
But the spinners!!! I'm sure there were at least 30 spinning wheels with people spinning and plying and drop spindle spinners, and rabbits in cages, and a baby Llama!!! No not a petting zoo, just someone brought in a baby Llama to visit with a friend.
There was also some good ole gospel music, not the recorded kind, but a Live group including a mens quartet, guitar, keyboard, and a string bass!
Top that off with a carry in lunch with chili, cornbread, cucumber salad, and who knows how many different deserts, well - it was a fun day. Quite a few people showed an interest in learning tatting. I gave away a bunch of my usual tatted butterflies. They do this every year on the third Sat of January. Y'all come next time.
Friday, January 19, 2007
I designed this little heart this morning, thinking about hearts for the
Tatting pattern a day calendar
It was inspired by the beautiful daisy picot hearts that Jon has been tatting. ANchor size 40 thread, about 1.5 inches across.
National Museum of Ireland
Similar design done in tatting. It needs refining, and picots, and probably beads, but I like the pattern!
Sunday, January 14, 2007
I added the corner to his beautiful antique edging.
Today I discovered one more reason to love purple! I was tatting some of these antique edgings with an antique looking pink perle cotton thread. It was close to the same color as my fingers, and, while I love the feel of it, some of these edgings are kind of floppy while you work on them.
With the purple Anchor size 40 thread it is easier to see, and has a bit more body. This edging is fairly firm and easy once you get the hang of it.
It's a good one for the calendr, so you might just see the instructions there tomorrow.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
We have ice under sleet, with a "Wintry mix" and are expecting 1 - 3 inches of snow tomorrow.
I think it's time to STOP tatting snowflakes!!!
Friday, January 12, 2007
This is one I designed several years ago and hadn't written the instructions til now.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
It just needs to be blocked now. I usually don't black my tatting, but this is much more "frilly" than most of my tatting.
How many different snowflakes do you see in this piece. There is one in the center, six around the center, with negative image snowflakes and each of these has six small snowflakes. The points look like they are made up of small snowflakes, and the entire piece is one nice six inch diameter snowflake.
All About SNOWFLAKES and SNOW CRYSTALS
I like this piece!
Labels: tatting tatted snowflake lace
Notice that I have joined the place where I forgot to join during the football game. I just did a join through the picots of both little flakes where they should have been joined in the previous round. That's one of the advantages of designing. If you goof, design around the mistake so it is part of the pattern. Not sneaky, just prudent.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
This round continues from the last without a cut and tie. I think this will allow me to correct the missed join of the last round easily. It will be interesting to see how it finishes out. Tatted in DMC Cebelia size 30, it will measure about 6.5 inches in diameter when it is completed. All tatted continuously, and only tie, hide, and cut is when it is finished.
Monday, January 08, 2007
The white arrow clearly indicates where I was in this pattern when Ted Ginn Jr. ran 93 yd for a touchdown on the kick off. The too tight tension and smaller picots indicate how much trouble OSU is having stopping the gators.
However it is easy to see the negative images of snowflakes in the centers of the outside row of this compound snowflake. And...
Sorry, half time is over, gotta go now. More later.
Sunday, January 07, 2007
The center flake is the one at the bottom of this photo. The second flake is the top right one. The top left one is the beginning of the third. The ring that joins the 3rd flake to the center is a normal ring, the rest of the inside rings are the split rings. This is tatted continuous around the center flake, and the 6th flake in row two joins to the center flake, the 5th flake, and the 1st flake. It's pretty easy to get lost doing this, but it's been since 1997 or 98 when I tatted this pattern up before, and I remembered it pretty easily. I haven't written the instructions til now.
Getting ready to tat compound snowflakes made up of several simple snowflakes. This makes it possible to tat a split ring at the point where the end joins to the beginning, and climb out of this flake to begin another.
If you look carefully, you'll see that I tatted the chains with the wrong shuttle in some places. OOPS! It would look better if I did it the right way - duh!!! Not that I can't follow a pattern, but I just wasn't paying attention.
This thread is DMC Cebelia size 30 This little snowflake is about the size of an aero tatting shuttle bobbin, but the picots at the points stick out beyond the bobbin when I place it on the flake.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
This will be a cooperative effort of anyone who wishes to share a free pattern online. One pattern per day for the entire year 2007. This is the pattern for Jan 4th a variation on the patterns for Jan 1, 2, & 3.