Friday, 11 October 2019

DinkyThe Cat

Dinky the cat is a design by Erin Holloway  and taught at Palmetto Tat days in 2012.  Once again it was taught at Camp Wanna Tat in October of 2019. 

I gave the Dinky some tufts of hair at the top.  We used a unique technique to make those legs. I also used CWJ to keep the spine neat as I joined all those rings.

You may find it a challenge to find those marquise beads with holes in each end for the eyes but bugle beads or small shirt buttons would work too. I used 4mm bicone beads for the feet. 

This was a fun pattern to make and can easily be finished in a few hours.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Thirty minute earrings

I have a new tatting tee shirt and wanted some  red metallic earrings to go with some of the red bling on the shirt.  We were off to see some local sites and Jane K. tossed a ball of thread at me.  So we are in the car. I had an empty shuttles but no scissors, now I needed to come up with an earring design using one shuttle.  I had to be able to make both earrings.

So here is what I came up with.  I made eight daisies,  (7 picot)  then a ring of 8 ds then 5 daisies.  Leaving a space of thread I repeated for the second earring. Once we returned to Jane's  she gave me access to her basket of beads and I added a bead to the end of each line of daisies and earring findings.  I call these my 30-minute earring.  Simple but effective.

Truth is these would probably take less than 30 minutes to make.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Fringe Classes

Well well, this could be a first, I finished all my class projects from Fringe.  Below are the the projects,

Simple Shell taught and designed  by Lauren Snyder.

Second up is a Tatted Coin Enclosure, design by B. Dillon, taught by Lauren Snyder.

Now some practice with cluny tatting.  Design and class taught my Mimi Dillman. 

Finally I did this heart using Treble Tatting, design and taught by Kaye B. Judt.

Thanks to the Fringe Element Tatters for another great workshop in 2019.

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Wish you were at Fringe Element Tat Days

If you are not able to go to the Fringe Element Tat Days this year  Vicki  Clark has made it able for you to be there in heart.

She has created a pattern called Ballroom Blitz and it can be found on her blog. The pattern is great for beginners  as it uses one shuttle and ball.  The pattern contains lock joins, self closing  mock rings and even alligator joins.  It makes up very quickly too.  It looks like a shuttle inside a heart.

Thanks for the pattern Vicki, we hope to see you at Fringe next year.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Project Bag

Love this little projet bag that was gifted to me by a dear friend.  It is lined with a stiff interfacing and my shuttles won't poke through.  I added the little bit of tatted trim and  short zipper pull to make it my own.

Now if only I could sew as good as she can I would be making my own.