Thursday, 3 November 2011

Mirror, Mirror Bookmark

I love how the bookmark looked in Martha's book. I thought it was a clever use of variegated and solid threads in the pattern. It was easy to tat and a very rewarding motif for the new tatter. The completed bookmark has that 'wow' effect, don't you think?

This is tatted in Lizbeth 40 in Denim Whisper (Col. 120) and Dark Wedgewood (Col. 656) with 10 repeats measuring approximately 5 inches (without the tail). I chose this colour hoping it would be masculine enough for a birthday present.


  1. Oh, I really like it, very nice.

    Another way to make it masculine might be removing the outside picots?

    but since they are not all small, I think it's ok... depends on the man I guess.. LOL

  2. I love this!

    I like Lily's thought to remove the outside picots. The outer chains could be done in a heavier thread also, for a more masculine feel...
    Fox : )

  3. I love the pattern and yes, the variegated threads will work swell on this. And you are so patient in blocking all the picots. For me, if I have to block I'll do it else I just leave it be.

  4. You know, that one didn't even interest me in the book but looking at yours- wow!!!

    Gorgeous colors and tatting!

  5. Hmmm, I also really like the wow factor this bookmark has. The long picots give it drama, but the picots make it a tiny bit frilly.

    Just wondering if changing the shorter, outer picots to Josephine Knots would "tough it up" a bit? I would definitely keep the inner picots though.

    Regardless of these musings, you did a magnificent job on this! Well done!

  6. Gorgeous bookmark, lovely pattern

  7. I love the bookmark - it looks very smart! How did you make the picots long and narrow? Are they starched and do they stay this way when the bookmark is in use?

  8. Pin the picots on a mat and wet the tatting with water and let it dry. The picots will shape up the way you pinned it. I did not spray starch. Hope that helps.