Saturday, August 25, 2007

Basic Butterfly for my class in N. C. in a couple of weeks.
Copyright 2007 Ruth Perry / Rozella Linden

Supplies needed:
Tatting shuttle or tatting needle the right size for your thread
Size 20 or larger tatting thread. Two different colors that compliment or contrast, or two shades of the same color.
The thread in this sample is size 8 Pearle Cotton from DMC, red & orange. Variegated thread is OK, especially combined with a contrasting solid color. It measures about 1.5" across

Size E beads - one for each butterfly
Scissors, hook on shuttle or crochet hook

Seed Beads, jewelery findings

ring, chain, joins ( required skills ) Beginners who are able to tat these with ball and shuttle or needle tatters who can work from shuttle tatting instructions should have no problem with this class.
Shoe Lace Trick, overhand knot ( if you don't know some of these yet it's OK )
We will learn to tat Double core, bead center, reverse rings
There are no ends to work in for the butterfly.

We will explore two more variations for the upper wings and three variations for the lower wings. as well as a variation that is a flower instead of a butterfly. For those who appreciate a challenge we can also do the Funky Chicken - Celtic Winged Bird as well. This indludes the bead centered ring and hanging clunies too.

I look forward to seeing you all at Palmetto ( I plan to be there on Saturday ) and then in N. C. the following weekend.