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.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Day 13 TIAS 2018

We have finished up this portion  and await instructions of what comes next.  What do you think; genie or mermaid?

It is never too late to tat a TIAS (tat it and see).   If you feel like tatting along, here is the lind to the Tat it and see (TIAS) blog.  

You can also look back to see what was done in previous years.  

I am using a size 20 Grape Pomegranate.

The current size is about 3 inches long. 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Stole My Heart

In May of 2013 I was working full time and a coworker brought in some tatting that an Aunt had gifted her.  She unwrapped the tissue and inside was a beautiful blue cross.

I hadn't seen any tatting for a while and awed at the lovely knots all lined up.  I told her that my mother had taught me to tat almost 50 years ago but I only did one hanky and then never did another stitch.

With my interest now piqued, I started to browse the internet for samples of tatting.  It was this heart that I saw and had to know how to make it.  One day I was able to track down the pattern and purchased it on etsy.  As happenchance would have it the gal who designed this and who I purchased the pattern from  lived in the same city.

It was destiny and tatting became my passion for the next five years.  I tatted this heart up quickly tonight adding a SSSR at the top should I turn these into earrings.  I used a DMC pearl 12 , measures 3 cm or 1.25 inches long.

I still love this little heart that stole my heart.