Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Tatted Bullion Stitch Cross

Friday, February 23, 2007

Today's heart pattern started out to be part of a butterfly - gone terribly wrong.

What I was doing was trying to make shapes to put inside a butterfly wing. When I noticed the piece curving more like the shape of a heart, I decided to go ahead and make the heart instead. I may tat the piece again and make a couple of changes at the top. Someone called that part of the heart "Cleavage". I think that's funny... but it does acurately describe what it looks like.
I think this one would look nice with ribbon woven through it.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

This a cover of the Delineator 1892 The tatting pattern calendar pattern for today is from the September issue 1894. I only own the one page with the tatting patterns on it, but thought you might like to see the covers over the years - HERE and HERE

Monday, February 19, 2007

Here is the 3 leaf shamrock tatted in size 100 thread.

It measures 3/4" wide by 1 & 1/4" tall. The stem is green delica beads with a golden seed bead at the end. This size is perfect for a pair of St. Patricks day earrings!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Four Leaf Shamrock Celtic Knot

I'll share the pattern instructions for this Celtic Tatted
piece in March on the tatting Pattern a day calendar

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Whimsical Celtic Knot bird

I will teach this Whimsical Little Bird at Shuttlebirds Workshop

Harry Canary is tatted with size 20 yellow Venus thread, and is just the right size for earrings, about 3/4" x 1/2" He is 3D and may be posed.

Students may choose to tat a different species of bird; BlueJay, Cardinal, Parrot - just pick the color of thread to match your favorite bird. Binoculars not required for birdwatching at this event.

SATURDAY 9:45 a.m. Classes
Tatted Celtic Bird 1.75 hours 1 session only
Ruth Perry Level: Intermediate - Advanced Class Limit: Minimum 3, Maximum 8
Class will tat a whimsical little bird based upon a Celtic knot. Students must be able to tat rings and chains that are well formed and with even tension.

Students will learn or review finger tatting, beaded double core rings (eye), and hanging cluny tatting (tail), as well as weaving the Celtic knots from a tatted chain.
Note: Needle tatters must be able to work from a shuttle tatting diagram on their own.
Materials: shuttle or tatting needle, thread in size 10 or 20 or pearl cotton 8 in bird colors. Instructions and 2 beads for the eyes will be provided to each student.

Kit: $5.00, optional, includes instructions, beads, and hypoallergenic silver or gold tone jewelry findings.

Shuttlebirds Garden Party - April 20 & 21st, 2007 Click Here to Register

Monday, February 12, 2007

How to tat a Daisy Cluny Ring - Copyright 2007 Ruth Perry
Diagram inset shows detail of the "pinch"
Begin a normal ring by tatting 2 DS on the ring.
Slip a paper clip or a hair clip onto the core thread of the ring - so that the core thread doesn't accidentally disappear inside a cluny.

Hold the 2 ds in the pinch with the shuttle thread hanging down, and pull the ring core thread up into the loom for a hanging cluny. Put a floss threader between the two threads and using another color of thread ( about 3' long ) weave a hanging cluny.

Put the weaving thread through the floss threader and pull it through the center of the cluny.
Pull the core thread of the ring down through the cluny to close the loom.
Using the shuttle tat 2 more DS on the ring.
Repeat Clunys, and DS until you have the desired number of Clunys in the ring with 2ds between them. A picot between the 2DS is optional.

Close the ring then continue tatting whatever the pattern requires.
To make the Daisy Cluny Flower that would be:
Direct tat over all the thread ends with green about 15 - 20 stitches, then tat a hanging cluny leaf, and finish with another 15 - 20 stitches. Tie, Hide, Cut or add a tassel.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Daisy Cluny Ring

Medallion heart from Tatting Pattern A Day Calendar
Size 10 DMC Cebelia thread 2" across. I put a bead at the point and twisted cord with a tassel to make it a bookmark. The tension on this is a bit tricky. Both sides have to be even, and just tight enough that the chains make the proper curves.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Hanging Clunys, Daisy Picots, Spiral Chains, and Celtic Butterflies

Tara Brooch Design with beads

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Beaded Celtic Butterfly

Little Hearts - size 12 Pearle Cotton ( red), size 40 Anchor (purple)