Monday, August 18, 2008
The blue beaded flowers are done ahead and then incorporated into the pattern. The thread is white. It measures about 3 3/4"
The other one is tatted with 3 shuttles and it is done in only 1 round, from center to outside edge and back to center. The threads are lt. lavendar #211, dk. lavendar #209, and dk. lemon #442. It measures about 4 5/8".
Friday, August 8, 2008
The tatting is the front and back of Abby's Celtic thnail posted by Freedman 1. It seems rather bulky, but that is because i tatted it in size 10 thread. (Didn't have a stash of size 20 or 30 in the colors I wanted). I have a feeling that this was an easy Celtic pattern. Will have to find one that stretches my ability for the next try.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I like to tat from my Japanese tatting book. The number of stitches is there in the diagram and also ABC to tell direction. It doesn't seem to matter that I can't read anything. I also can't read the name of the designer. This motif is one of the patterns which I have done in a variegated purple size 70 thread.
The cat is also done in ecru size 70 thread from Rebecca Jones book "The Complete Book of Tatting". Earrings are done in white size 70 with pearlized beads from the same book.
The green tree (or whatever) is from the DMC "Festive Tatting" is size 30 with DMC Cordinnet Special.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Christmas in July from Cas