Saturday, September 13, 2008

Tatting Update

I've been very busy tatting small motifs to keep my hands flexible. I have discovered tatting is a great exercise for my arthritic hands. I try to do a little every day.

I just received my HallowScream thread from LadyShuttleMaker and will be very busy working it into a large doily to put my Halloween goodies on. For that reason, I thought I'd share some small things I've made recently.....

Simple Ten Ring Cross by Lenore English

Size 10 thread: 3" wide and 4" long

I was not very satisfied with this pattern. I had a lot of trouble attaching the chains to the ring picots and found the final result very blocky.


Dancing Snowflake by Darlene Polachic
Big Book of Tatting
Size 10 thread: 2 3/4" in diameter

This one was kinda fun and definitely simple. I'd like to try it in a size 20 and beads. :)


Jingle Bell Ornaments by Darlene Polachic
Big Book of Tatting
Size 20 hdt (by LadyShuttleMaker): 2 1/8" diameter

VERY SIMPLE but great for a fast work-up for my annual Blue Star Mother's Ornament Project. I need to make a BUNCH more.

This is the same ornament in a white size 10: 2 3/4" diameter. I randomly chose colors to show them off.


TattingChic said...

What fun motifs you tatted up there! The beads on the last motif look especially festive.

NormaH said...

Aren't the small pieces fun to do? I like the different colored beads .... makes me think of multi-colored lights on a Christmas tree.

Barbara Gordon said...

I think this one is very pretty and just enough color to. Good idea.