Friday, August 24, 2012
Can I See That In a Smaller Size?
I talked Tessie out of the tiger stripes for the first one and she backed off to this lavender/yellow/white variegated tatting thread.
I have no idea what brand it is. Most all of my fine tatting thread is inherited or thrifted. Many times, without labels.
I had to start it three times. I drew the pattern on Diane's card without number of stitches listed and I had to work that out as I went.
I think it turned out pretty good for a "flying by the seat of your pants" kind of thing.
Here you can see the pattern a bit better. I started in the corner of the finding with a 3-3+(attached to finding)3-3 ring and worked my way around with a chain of 3-3-3-5 and attached to finding. Another chain 5+(attach to previous chain)3.Turn and do another 3-3-3-3 ring. Then I reversed these steps until I reached the next corner. I am not a pattern writer. Just an explainer of what steps I took.
This one is with #5 over dyed pearl cotton, around a pottery button that I made when I was in college.
I have three more buttons just like it. Either more pendants or a shirt with matching buttons will probably follow sometime in the future.
The piece of tatting that you see at the bottom is a piece that my great grandmother made a LONG time ago. I suspect it was meant for the edge of a pillowcase(real life sized). It is an unusual pattern. It's very irregular along the top. Made with chains that slant to one side and tiny rings to hold it together. One of these days, when I get brave, I am going to have a go at copying it.
For now, I am happy with doing small pieces. Three foot borders are for the brave hearted.....I am chicken.
Back to the real mini world tomorrow.
See you then.