Monday 18 September 2017

Trim Done

Well, I finished this shirt just in time.

This simple edge was done using a King Tut Quilting thread color 918.  There is a very short color change and much shorter than the Sulky Blendables I used a few years ago.  This thread tats up a bit smaller than size 80.

I have basted the trim on using the same thread. The length of the trim is about 18 inches and goes between the shoulder seams. I slightly eased the trim to make that turn at the V.  

You can't see from this picture but I used frontside/backside tatting as this will only be seen from one side and it was a nice easy practice using this technique.

See you all in about a week as I am off to Cambridge Ontario for some new adventures and to take in Tat Days at the Fringe too.  I'll post when I get back.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Power of 3

The power of three because this pattern is 3p3. As the pattern is so easy to remember it gives me the opportunity to practice some frontside/backside tatting.   This is the trim for my second shirt and I am just over halfway done.

I am still using the King Tut thread it takes just a small amount of thread to do the trim and I plan to sew this one down along the collar binding.  This trim and the former  have used less than one bobbin of thread.

You can see a wide white elastic (I get these around broccoli and asparagus) around the spool of thread.  I use it to control how much thread unwinds.   I also use these wide elastics or rubber bands to grab the thread when I need extra grip. 

Wednesday 6 September 2017

I'm going to Stratford

There will be tatting and I will see a certain Jane but it is not what you think.  I am going to Stratford Ontario to see some plays. Then off to the Fringe Tat days and visit my good friend Jane K.

A few months ago I met a local tatter and we got together a few times to chat and tat. We came up with the idea for the trip to Stratford and the Fringe and to knock a few things off her bucket list.

Stratford is just down the road from Cambridge where the Fringe is held.  It will be a great adventure.

I was given some homework for one of my classes so I can get to the fun part at Tat Days and this is my homework shown. I have used a size 10 Cordonnet Graceful Arts Handpaint called "Halloweenie 2".  It tats up nicely and I practiced some frontside backside tatting on one of the motifs.

For those of you travelling to Tocca I wish you safe travels and many hours of fun tatting.