Saturday, 31 December 2011

More Critters on the Block - Owl




Red owl is tatted in cotton perle 8 and light blue aqua owl is tatted in Altin Basak 50 #3001. I love tatting with this Altin Basak thread, they are so comfortable and soft yet holds up quite well. This Altin Basak is from Typstatting in exchange for some pastel Clover shuttles. If you look at the second owl, you will see that the aqua made up the head. It just turned out that way.

Martha paid attention to such small details when creating these patterns and they all look so true to form. Thank you Martha.

11 comments:

  1. Beauitful, I love the blue one, they are gorgeous patterns.
    Margaret

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  2. Those owls turned out really lovely and I love the colour of the second owl!

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  3. Wonderful owls!! You did a great job!! :)

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  4. I have enjoyed seeing your bookmarks, I especially like how you are making the tails on all of them. I'm going to have to try that some time, any tips?

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  5. Hello Wendy I love your tatted Owls. LOVE them. I will have to look up this new thread you are talking about. Are the Owls, bookmarks??? Hugs Judy

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  6. The owls were fun to tat. Yes they are bookmarks but you can use it any way you like.

    The tails are done using split rings and spiral tatting (2nd half of the double stitch). Using two shuttles, I wind about 1.5meters of thread on each shuttle, tat a stretch of spiral using the 1st shuttle, 3 split rings and spiral again using the 2nd shuttle. This way you use the same amount of thread from each shuttle.

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  7. Hi there...! You sure have some very adorable tatted items in here. I just love that little owl of yours, but have never made one myself yet, so...is that pattern your? I'd sure love to make one...hint, hint!!

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  8. Are they from a pattern book or is it your own design? They are adorable.

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  9. Hi Vonnie, patterns are by Martha Ess called 'More critters on the block'

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    1. Hi Marisa, You can purchase the pattern book from Tatting corner or Handy Hands.
      http://www.tattingcorner.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=197
      http://www.hhtatting.com/detail.cfm?ID=2714

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