Sunday, May 1, 2011

All thats tatting.

Today is just about tatting. This is my latest large project. I think it is so pretty. Measures about 10 inches across in size 10 thread. The pattern is from here.... i cant read Russian so its in google translate. its a 6 round snowflake...or so google translate says

This is an edging i found on knots. I think its so pretty. Here's the link if you notice the first two look kinda sloppy. So i modified it. so that's the second one. I thought it still looked sloppy and weak. So i modified again. thus the last 4. I think they look awesome.

here's a close up of the first one. For some reason i couldn't get them to lay flat.
here's the finished one. See like i said...AWESOME

this was a doily i found online, in a Spanish pattern book

this is the first three rounds in size 80 thread. Its only the size of the first two rounds of the size 10 one, needless to say i gave up. so little size for the effort. It looks AWESOME though!!!

this is yarnplayers butterfly. It is my second favorite butterfly. My first favorite is here.

This snowflake was a mock up of motif #14 out of tatting for today. I was contemplating doing it in size 80 thread, but my tension is horrible and the snowflake came out i need to find a different pattern for the Christmas in July exchange... Although it really is stunning in real life.
This motif was a picture i saw looking online. It SCREAMED to me that i HAD to tat it. so i did and i am all the happier. it was a wonderful experience.

This motif I found in the wayback machine on HERES THE PATTERN I used size 10 thread. The picots were 3/4 th inch picot VERTICALLY. I can't believe that i got it right in my first try. I love love love this pattern.
And the very coolest. this is the motif part of the LOCHNESS MONSTER FLOWER by Claudia Meza. I wish i knew her blog so i could go and tell her the magic that her pattern bestows. Because you look at the pattern and you want your head to explode. But its so pretty so you TOIL on. then you realize it is a simple pattern that you could do for hours. I have seen other peoples pictures of this pattern and i can't understand why mine wants to cup. i have the same amount of rings and chains, but mine wants to cup....PLEASE believe i will be doing this pattern again. So about the magic. You look at the pattern and you figure it out...then your confidence shoots up into the sky because it looked difficult but in real life it wasn't, it is magical because it teaches you to look at things differently, and that is hard to do, especially when you are too scared to do a pattern. Just to shoe you... I have had this pattern for months roughly 4, and i only just got the balls to do it! THANK YOU CLAUDIA FOR THE MAGIC!


***Jon**** said...

All lovely tatting, especially the one with the long picot. Congratulations on getting it right at the first attempt.