Is this better?
Tuesday 29 November 2016
While on the bus, I noticed that the Cordyline plants were flowering and I had not seen that before. The flowers looked delicate. I wanted to take photos but it was impossible from a moving bus.
When I reached the bus interchange, there were some plants there, so I whipped out my phone and you get to see it too.
Monday 28 November 2016
This is the pattern on the cover of Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior. One motif isn't enough. I think more would be visually more interesting.
This is tatted in Lizbeth size 40 in River Blue Medium Col. 708. It measures about 2.5 inches across.
Friday 25 November 2016
This is four motifs joined together. Makes a nice square. Measuring 4 inches across in Lizbeth Size 40 thread Seacrest Green Col. 714. I love this shade of green.
Patchwork is a very pretty pattern by Mary Konior in her book Tatting with Visual Patterns.
Wednesday 23 November 2016
I have not tatted a Mary Konior pattern in ages. I was browsing through her book Tatting with Visual Patterns, trying to find a pattern that appealed to me, which I have not tried. I chose this one.
Tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 Harvest Orange Medium Col. 694 and Twirlz Monarch Col. 406.
Monday 21 November 2016
Friday 18 November 2016
Another Teri Dusenbury pattern from her Tatting Hearts book. This pattern is labelled for intermediate skill level, mainly because of the split ring outer border with the half daisy. A little fiddly but I think the heart is pretty.
Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in three colours: Lollipop Col. 135, Peach Light Col. 635 and Green Ice Col. 187.
I am becoming a fan of Green Ice, such a lovely soothing colour.
Thursday 17 November 2016
Recently, I went on a make-up buying spree. This arrived last week.
Budget for tatting supplies used up. No more new threads or shuttles or pattern books until next year. That is, unless I crumble and need inspiration. One tatting pattern book on the top of my list is the book by Tattingweed.
Wednesday 16 November 2016
Pattern 10 from The Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujita on page 11. I used Venus Size 40 threads in peach 103, yellow 541 and lilac 679. All pastels, nothing too striking.
It is a unique diamond shape created by the outer most chain.
I can only manage small motifs at this time. Still busy online shopping for Christmas gifts. I think my Christmas shopping will be done soon.
Tuesday 15 November 2016
This looks more like it.
Lately, I have been making silly mistakes and having to tat the motif the second time to get it right.
But I do love how this turned out.
Tatted in Venus Size 40 in Col. 673.
Heart frame 1 and 2 together.
This is how it looks, entwined?
Well you could entwine it before ending the second heart frame.
Monday 14 November 2016
Friday 11 November 2016
Wednesday 9 November 2016
In Emiko Kitao's book, there is a pattern for this flower bud. I decided to try it out using this tiny white thread Size 150 and then compare it to a Size 20 thread.
It is tiny, measuring only 6 and 10mm respectively. I am sorry, I could hardly see where to join the picots to. My eyesight isn't what it use to be.
But it was a nice exercise. Thank you C.
Monday 7 November 2016
The top was tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 Azalea Medium Col. 620 and Coral Orange Medium Col. 702.
The bottom was tatted in Azalea Medium Col. 620 and Light Raspberry Pink Col. 623.
Now it looks prettier but still not as pretty as the original by Tattingweed. I did not do the onion rings. Not by mistake but by choice. I am not a fan of tatting onion rings.
Friday 4 November 2016
This did not turn out right. The black and yellow one has only 5 repeats instead of 6 because I underestimated how much thread was needed. Tatted in Milford Size 20 Sunshine and Black.
The second attempt did not turn out as expected as the small thrown rings should be joined to the same picot. Also the variegated thread did not work. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 in Coral Orange Medium Col. 702 and Rainbow Splash Col. 184.
I think I will try again using 2 solid colour threads because I love the pattern. This is the link to the pattern. If you like more of Tattingweed's patterns, consider getting her book here at Handy Hands or here at Lacis.
Wednesday 2 November 2016
Does it look strange?
I used the Lizbeth Twirlz Size 20 Col. 405 Bumble Bee
It looks pretty busy, like a bumble bee!
The thread does not show the pattern up well. So when you decide to use the Twirlz thread, choose carefully.
Pattern is found in The Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito on page 28 and 29.
Tatted in three rounds.