Wednesday, 14 November 2018

And Another lanyard

Oh yes another lanyard. 

I have provided a link to the pattern here and you can adjust to fit your size of beads.  I have used size 20 Hakelgarn with inexpensive glass beads.

If you don't have access to a Tatsy shuttle you can do this in stages adding on thread and beads as required.  You can even make this without beads.

Extra thread and beads already loaded became zipper pulls. . 

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Garlic Rope





Maggie sent me a text a few days ago saying she would be in town on Saturday and wanted to know if we could get together, she had some tatting questions.   I  set aside a few hours to chat and tat.   She also asked me if I wanted some Garlic rope she had gotten really cheap.  "Sure", I replied, thinking  it was garlic.

When Maggie arrived I found it was the netting you put garlic into.  She brought me 10 yards/meters of the rope.  I had some  metallic thread asking to be wrangled as the balls don't stay wound once they are out of the bag.

I used a comparable to size 20 color 321 Turquoise Green Liz Metallic and tatted up this snowflake.  It is by Teri Dusenbury and called Wheel of Fortune.  You should be able to see a pattern on this page.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Another Lanyard

You can never have enough Lanyards.  This pattern by Patti Duff is a great takealong project.  I can load up the thread and beads on my Tatsy shuttle and away I go.  I also bring a hook with me to make the joins.  This shuttle only pattern works up easy.  I can do it while in waiting rooms or even while taking the bus. 

I have provided a link to the pattern here and you can adjust to fit your size of beads.  I have used size 20 Hakelgarn with black inexpensive glass beads.

If you don't have access to a Tatsy shuttle you can do this in stages adding on thread and beads as required.  You can even make this without beads.

Don't limit yourself as this pattern is adaptable to any combination of thread, beads and length, Previously I have used up some extra thread to make a zipper pull and a key fob.  This one may go on my glasses. 

Tat over tails at the beginning and hide the tail in the beads at the end.  I have added split jump rings to each end which make this easily converted to suit my needs. 


Monday, 8 October 2018

What I learned at Camp... CampWannaTat


Dodecahedron
Juliette Pendant
Celtic Weave Pendant

This past September I had the privilege to attend Camp Wanna Tat.   We completed these three tatting projects and I stocked up on my tatting supplies.

The Dodecahedron was designed and taught by Debbie Arnold. It is difficult to take photographs of 3d tatting but this sphere has 12 pentagon faces (motifs) and 20 vertices. I used a balloon and Elmers school glue to stiffen.

The Juliette Pendant is by Mandy Kerwell Bez and revised and taught by Char Toyosaki.  Done in one pass a 16mm plastic gem is in the centre.  One could easily adjust the centre rings to accommodate typical sized ice drops.

Patti Duff is the designer and taught the Celtic Weave Pendant.  It is so hard to tat with narrow celtic shuttles so I used regular ones until the time to weave in the chains.  Patti says we could add another round and I just may do that.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Oakleaf

It is an oak leaf, we don't have them here.   The pattern is in the book Tatting turns over a new leaf by Karey Solomon. 

I tatted this in a size 40 Lizbeth thread color 136 Autumn Spice.   I had an almost full bobbin and working CTM with a ball was able to do this in one pass including the little acorn on the end.  The finished leaf length is 5cm or 2 inches.

I think it would look good on a card. This pattern works up very quickly.  So quickly that I think I will make another.