So. Haven't blogged in a bit. Right now this is what i am working on.
A SHUTTLE BAG. I was kinda hesitant to tat this because it looks very intimidating. In reality it just rings and beads. I figured I should post a size comparison. I am leaving very little room between rings and I also increased the rings per round to 16 instead of 14. so. The clover fits nice and roomy, and the sewmate is snug.. i think i might increase a couple more rings.
Last year I made a decision. I was going to enter tatting into the California State Fair. I have actually been thinking about it for a couple years now. I choose this pattern for its elegance. My husband (still feels weird saying that after almost a year..crazy) helped me pick the color. I was going with a grey silver color...I wanted to break up the color, but i really liked the grey. I asked my husband...Black or dark grey...
He said the black would make it pop...He was right. In real life its so.....You know i don't even know which word to use.
I had to do a little blocking...
BTW that's how i judge a pattern...If it needs ton of blocking or not...A good pattern is accurate. it shows that the artist (yes, getting it right is definitely art) is mindful, and meticulous. I am looking at the picture right now and i see 1 mistake...the center rings...at the base they are not joined...I believe that i only made 2 mistakes in all...that's pretty good.
I love the picture up top...and below. I think this doily measures 9 to 10 inches across. Maybe a foot...i have no idea. But I was thinking of entering more tatting.
My husband likes to work at the fair during the summer. He went to the lace exhibits, for me. Took some pictures... He said that there was only like 5 things of lace entered...Even more disturbing is the face that NONE of it was tatting... it was all knit... Now i know that there are more tatters in the Sacramento area, because every time i go to Joann's they are low on shuttles...if not low...then OUT... and someone is buying them...
My goal this year is the enter the hell out of tatting...any and every competition that i can...then people will see tatting and be inspired to enter their tatting,
then next year they will enter tatting and then more tatters will be like oh, more tatters....i want to enter more tatting in...
Then the world is mine.......(insert evil laugh.....)
OK. maybe not the world... but spreading the word of tatting.
Well enough of that...Have fun tatting