Wednesday, 27 January 2010
TattingChic will be receiving Umi and Tsuru's January giveaway.Thank you to all who participated and for your lovely comments. The bud fragments (pg 83) and posy (pg 93) are patterns by Mary Konior in her book titled 'Tatting with Visual Patterns'.
I read about Mary's patterns from tatters who blog and had just bought my copy in November 2009. I was on a quest to tat as many of her patterns as possible when I heard of her passing. So far I am tatting MK #11 Masquerade.
Monday, 25 January 2010
Multi coloured roses. Tatted in variegated threads (Size 20) of all colours. A great distraction from my current WIP and TIAS. I wonder if I can remember where I put the small cross stitch frames which I bought. It would look pretty in them. These were all tatted using the Birch shuttle (similar to the Aero shuttle). I could not get use to this shuttle when I first tried it because the hook at the end of the shuttle tend to hook my threads. Last week, I tried tatting with it again and it was good. Just needed to give extra slack to the threads and turn the hook in a particular direction.
Saturday, 23 January 2010
The TIAS by Jane is now in its 8th Day. It looks like a bird of some sort. Day 8's tatting was a bit tricky and I am not sure whether I have this correctly joined. Will have to see what Jane says. What do you think it is? A rooster? Bird of paradise? It should be done by mid next week.
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Umi and Tsuru's first giveaway in 2010 is in honour of Mary Konior. Leave a comment before 26 Jan 2010 and your name will be put into a draw to win posy and bud fragments. These were tatted in DMC Perle Cotton 8 in #320 and Anchor Perle Cotton 8 in #1315.
Sunday, 17 January 2010
Friday, 15 January 2010
Posy is such an appropriate name. I love how this turned out. Done in Lizbeth Springtime Size 40. This is another pattern done in all rings. The next pattern I will try is Masquerade. I hope it will be done in time for the Chinese Lunar New Year which also falls on Valentine's Day this year. Enjoy this photo.
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Monday, 11 January 2010
This is MK#7. This pattern is lovely however, it is easy to make a mistake. Top is made using the GT thread in orange and below is done in Lizbeth #40 in Jewels. Again in different coloured threads the pattern appears different. Can you spot a mistake in one of them?
Sunday, 10 January 2010
I am just wondering if it would be possible to quilt without batting? Has anyone done this before?