Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tatting Tea Tuesday

So, I've seen a lot of other tatters blogging about "Tatting Tea Tuesday." Today was a particularly good day for tea, as it has officially turned blustery and cold. So I figured I'd join in.


I started this motif while waiting in the doctor's office this afternoon. It's mostly rounds of chains, as I've become fascinated with the bridge stitch/split chain. I think this technique is fun, but rarely have had a chance to use it since I learned it years ago. I think I'll do a couple of different motifs in patterns like this as Christmas ornaments.

Of course, it's tatted in the new Lizbeth thread, size 20, that I am absolutely in love with. It's got such a nice sheen to it, with lovely colors and outstanding quality. It's by far one of my favorite threads. :)


Monday, October 5, 2009

Actual Tatting!

Yes, it's true! I do actually tat things occasionally! And sometimes I even finish them. What's that? You need proof? Ok.


Oh, look, a feather!


A pretty motif. Now what to do with it?


I know! How about a cute little amulet bag?

I might just write up the patterns for these. They both turned out much better than expected. The feather is tatted in size 20 Lizbeth, and the motif in size 50 Flora.

The motif was what came out of my shuttles while I was "doodling" with tatting. Isn't it nice when patterns work themselves out like that?

The feather was a "I wonder..." moment. I did a little searching and couldn't find anyone else having attempted anything like it, so of course I just had to give it a try. I'm very pleased with the results, though I have ideas to refine it more. And just what does one do with tatted feathers? Stay tuned... ;)