If you love tatted lace, jewellery, plants and anything handcrafted, come back often. I will regularly post items that are made by me, plants that I grow and interesting things that I photograph.
Friday, 30 April 2010
I used thread Size 40 for this pattern but I wished I had used Size 20 instead. The twisted chains or as Mary Konior called it the 'Victorian sets' did not turn out as hers did. This pattern is in her book 'Tatting in Lace' on pg 63. This was tatted for a friend in her favourite colour.
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Maids of Honour (MK#43)
This is only row 1 of this pattern. I did not do row 2 because I liked the scalloped inner edge (which would be straightened out with Row 2) for this frame. This was tatted in Flora size 20 in colour #222. Maids of Honour is a pattern by Mary Konior found in her book 'Tatting with Visual Patterns' on pg 41. I tatted this for a friend who was feeling under the weather. Hope she is feeling better!!
Monday, 26 April 2010
Coaster in Purple Splendour
Friday, 23 April 2010
This is another edging with corners from Mary Konior. This pattern is found in her book 'Tatting Patterns' on pg 11. The flowers are tatted first before starting the edging so I decided to tat them in a different colour.
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Stained glass lampshade
For Part II of the intermediate stained glass class involved making a four panel lampshade. While choosing a pattern, we wowed about the 6 panel lampshade. Not advisable for a first time project.
Glass of all four sides of the lampshade all cut and sides smoothened.The crown (left) was optional but it just topped the lampshade beautifully. We were asked to decide on the crown after we had soldered together the four panels. Well, we all wanted the crowns.
This is before the patina was applied. Did you notice the slightly crooked crown?
Somehow, I prefer the solder to be flat which is what it should be on the underside but not the front. It should be rounded/beaded on the front.The stand is just for the photograph. This lamp stand is a little too small for this lampshade. I ordered a slightly taller one and it will be shipped in soon. I thoroughly enjoyed this class and the result was most rewarding. The next class will be the leading class which is still tentatively scheduled. I hope I get to attend that class.
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Friday, 16 April 2010
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Big daddy, the male has a darker throat.
Big mommy does all the feeding while big daddy chirps to call out to the chick for feeding or to warn of danger lurking i.e. Umi and Tsuru.
Chicks on day of hatching.
Feeding time.Again only one chick survived. The other is probably still in the nest.
Chick is growing fast. Yellow feathers at the throat.
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
I know I have already posted this pattern but this particular small cross is tatted for someone I met on Easter Sunday. A sweet dear man who just celebrated his 80th birthday last month. This is tatted in Lizbeth #656 (dark wedgewood) size 40. I think this colour would be appropriate.
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Exchange with Annie
Monday, 12 April 2010
Ring A Ring O' Roses (MK#39)
Sunday, 11 April 2010
Stained Glass Intermediate Class
Glass cut and copper foiled.
Top lid and sides soldered, bottom piece cut.
Patina applied and finished.
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Small cross (MK#38)
Friday, 9 April 2010
This is Yarnplayer's HDT called Nicobar Pigeon Size 30. The colours are so vibrant. The pattern looks like a heart but it is called Triad by Mary Konior in her book 'Tatting Patterns' on pg 76. I suppose it could also be repeated and become a doily.
Thursday, 8 April 2010
International Day 2010 Giveaway Winner
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Oats and Barley (MK#36)
This pattern is found on pg 39 from 'A Pattern Book of Tatting' and tatted in Lizbeth 20 Western Sunset. I had some threads left after tatting 'Pear and Apple' so I decided to use the remaining shuttle thread for this; which are all rings.
Monday, 5 April 2010
Easter Eggs Part II
Sunday, 4 April 2010
Happy Easter 2010
Left egg is Easter Egg No. 2 tatted in LadyShuttleMaker's HDT named Easter Egg Size 20. I needed to tat this because of the Josephine rings;
Middle egg is Easter Egg No. 5 tatted in Anchor Perle Cotton Size 8. Quite happy with the colour combination and the design is simple but very pretty;
Right egg is Easter Egg No. 15 tatted in Flora Size 20. The butterfly caught my eye and decided to tat these in sweet colours. I forgot to join some picots but it's okay!
Friday, 2 April 2010
Thursday, 1 April 2010
International Tatting Day (MK#34)
This is called Coasters by Mary Konior. It is an example of irregular, random or free tatting. I call it 'crazy tatting'. Each piece will never look the same as there is no set number of stitches to follow once the centre two flowers are done.To celebrate International Tatting Day 2010, I am offering to one lucky person, a piece of tatted lace. It will look 'similar' to this and I will tat it in your colour choice. All you have to do to enter is make a comment here with your colour choice before 7 April 2010. I will pick one winner using the random number generator.