Friday 29 November 2019

Guo Pei Exhibition at ACM Part 3

Elaborate gowns for celebrities on very special occasions.

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Taj Mahal Snowflake

This snowflake was designed by Margaret Davies. It was definitely NOT boring to tat this. I had fun, although I must admit I wanted to tat this snowflake in one colour thread but decided to change threads when I had to cut out the mistakes I made.

Tatted in one round using two shuttles in Lizbeth Size 40 
Col. 188 Coral Splash
Note the overlapping rings.

Next rounds, I changed to a Lizbeth Size 40 
Col. 706 Sunkist Coral.

Went back to Coral Splash for the last round. 
Margaret put in a Josephine ring at each point while 
tatting a split chain back. Now that was fun.

Thank you Margaret for this wonderful pattern.
The resulting snowflake is pretty,
isn’t it?

Monday 25 November 2019

Guo Pei Exhibition at ACM Part 2

More wedding dresses from Guo Pei

Friday 22 November 2019

Ice Crystal Pattern No 20

I forget what that stitch is called. Can someone remind me? I think I first encountered that stitch in an old pattern, It makes a pretty outer chain here. Another pattern from the same Japanese book on page 9 and 43. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 158 Niagara Falls. It measures about 2 inches across.

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Clover Pattern No 48

This was quite a disaster. Had to unpick one section three times and it still came out with major mistakes. My mind was somewhere else tatting this. See the difference below comparing it to the one in the book. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col. 179 Herbal Garden and Col. 183 Orange Crush. It measures about 2 inches across.

Monday 18 November 2019

Tatted 11.11.2019

I wanted to tat something on 11 November 2019 for someone. I had done most of my online shopping in the wee hours. This pattern is from the same Japanese pattern book Tatting Lace (ISBN978-4-02-190833-0) on page 19 and 55. I am pleased with how this turned out. Done in Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 145 Pink Parade and measures just 2.25 inch.

Friday 8 November 2019

Guo Pei Exhibition at ACM

Guo Pei had an exhibition titled Chinese Art & Couture at the Asian Civilisation Museum. We visited in August. The exhibition ended in September. I took some photos of the pieces I liked. Guo Pei is a Chinese couturier who designed the famed gold dress that Rihanna wore to the Met Ball.

This one is a Chinese bridal gown in red and gold. 
The headdress is exquisite.
The embroidery is stunning.

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Clover Pattern 52

Did I get my mojo back? 
Difficult to start. 
But here it is. 

Three-leaf clovers which looked terrible until it was blocked.  Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 145 Pink Parade. Pattern is on page 19 and 55 of the Japanese pattern book Tatting Lace (ISBN978-4-02-190833-0). Perhaps the motif will go on a coaster.

Monday 4 November 2019

Dim Sum Piggies

Piggy custard bun
I ordered them because they were cute
Not the best salted egg custard buns I have eaten
Careful when you bite into them
Custard oozing out can burn your tongue

This is deep fried tofu dusted with salt, pepper 
and garlic bits

Part of dinner at Canton Paradise last week
Will not be eating there again