Wednesday, 12 October 2016

A Mouse in the House

Oh my, what is this, a small mouse has been created and now I fear the house may become overrun.  

His body is a bit rough but the eyes ears and legs ended up on the correct side so I am pleased with this first attempt.  I had many tips and assistance from my friend Jane K in Ontario.  Jane gave an impromptu lesson in making these baubles and a few of us took up the thread and shuttles after the Fringe Element Tatters Conference last month.  

I used a size 20 thread and the completed mouse body is 1.5 inches (4 cm) long. The mouse can be found in the book Tatting GR-8 Baubles, Bugs, and Blossoms by the Shuttle Brothers, Gary and Randy Houtz.  This type of tatting was first shared by Bobbie Demmer of Montana.

10 comments:

  1. Love the mouse. I have the book and want to make the mouse I just haven't had the courage to give it a try yet.

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    1. Read the first part of the book and the rest will come easily for you.

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  2. What's this, Jane K is encouraging the proliferation of mice?

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    1. You can never have enough friends named Jane who tat. Yes she does encourage mice proliferation.

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  3. Way to go!! My barely started mouse is still in the bag. I have been busy tatting earrings and working on knotting projects. I must get busy and make a mouse!

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    1. Oh yes, I am still working on all the projects from the conf. It was a fun weekend.

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  4. che bello il tuo mouse sei una grande artista ciao un abbraccio

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  5. Very cute ! and good time of year mice are coming in houses with the cold weather :)

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