Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Small Heart

This heart is by Jennifer Williams and free on her website.  I makes up fast and is a small heart.  I would tell you the size but I had it in my wallet and someone noticed a tatted brooch I was wearing and asked me about tatting. 

I gave her this little heart.  I hope I made her day.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Wiosna Row 6

 Whoops, I had this ready to post but life got in the way of my tatting.  Now only one more day before Row 7 will be released.  

Happy Tatting everyone.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Wiosna Row 5

On Thursdays Renulek posts another round of her spring doily. Row 5 has been posted and it tats up very quickly. 

I could see on image where the next round attaches and the middle picot of those chains seemed the best place to climb to the next round.  I didn't need to reload my shuttles but will take the time this weekend to have them ready.

I have finished up a few tatting projects so I need to clean up my table, put threads away, organize the cabinet and decide what I will tat next. 

I am using a King Tut quilting thread by Superior Threads color 918.

The current diameter is 3.75 inches or 9.5 cm.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Day 14 was a fluke

Day 14 was a fluke, well we added a fluke and had confirmation that this is a mermaid.  I see lots of picots on the head so hair is expected and Day 15 we added long locks of flowing hair.   I took the liberty of creating a bra with some rose beads.  I am pleased with the results.

I first tatted a few rings to make a bra but it just didn’t look right, then I found the perfect sized star bead but I only had the one.  Searched my stash and found these rose beads; brought back from the Philippines. 

Just another reminder that it is never too late to tat up the TIAS from this or previous years. 

When I first started following Jane's blog and found out about the TIAS I couldn't wait for the new year to arrive.  I had recently learned to use two shuttles and had made at least five split rings.  That first TIAS I was to make a split ring my friend as Jane always seems to have a lot of them in her patterns.  I like them now. 

I tatted with a size 20 Lizbeth Grape Pomegranate, and the fluke with Lizbeth Turquoise Lt.  The hair is a mix of the turquoise and some lilac and lt green DMC Cebelia.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Wiosna 2018 Row 4

Row 4 has been posted on Renulek's blog and I have completed the round.  I found a mistake on the previous round, of course when I was almost around but I'm not going to start over.  I've stretched and spaced the thread to make up for the missed stitches.

I have used a split ring to climb to the next round.  I didn't wind these bobbins and shuttle full so I expect to add thread on the next round. 

I never use a knot when adding thread unless it is a change of color

I am using a King Tut Quilting thread by Superior Threads color 918.  This thread is much easier to use than the Sulky thread I used a few years ago. The current size is 3 inches or 7.75 cm.