Thursday, January 23, 2020

Tatting for Pirates and Mermaids?? Yep!

Our daughter is a pirate.
 In a pirate crew.
 And....she is also a mermaid
They are a group of enthusiasts who enjoy pirate 
historical lore and culture, fantasy and reenactments. 
Mermaids, fairies, wizards, witches, gypsies and other 
mythical creatures are part of the fantasy enactments. 
They have sword fights, jousting tournaments, archery 
competitions.  They attend several events a year and 
from time to time they have a vending booth which 
they have asked me to supply some tatted items for 
this year.
So....our daughter is my adviser as to what to make.
We have started with mermaid bracelets.  I have 
seen some pictures online which look like mermaid 
scale bracelets and then sat down and guessed how to 
make them.
Below I used size 10 Lizbeth Latte Foam and tatted 
2 of the bracelet below.  I think it looks like sand.
I am considering finding a way to add a shell, or
starfish, or small sand dollar to some.
 Next, I had this HDT(hand dyed thread) from 
Dewdrops and Daydreams(no longer around) called 
Easter Egg Hunt.  I don't usually use my HDT for 
things like this, but our daughter really thought this 
would be great for the mermaids, especially young 
mermaids(kids join in too apparently).   Our older 
granddaughter(who participates with her dad in 
medieval fests) says I need to make some with beads.
 And, next it was suggested to make some cuff bracelets 
and I had size 3 Lizbeth Autumn Spice, and I started 
one idea and ended up with this idea, which....
 you can wear upside down or right side up depending 
on your mood for a different look.  ;)
Well, I have more tatting for the pirates and mermaids, 
and another 3-D Tatting Design project to work on, 
so....I guess I will say, have a great tatting day!!! :)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

My first 3-D tatted design

I was kind of freaked out when it was suggested that 
we would design a 3-D project, but I took time to 
think about it and then asked some friends for suggestions 
since I don't want to tat the same thing everyone else has, 
especially since there are some awesome 3-D tatted items 
out there.
A friend suggested a heart, but I told her and showed her 
the beautiful ones I have already seen and said that I could 
not do that well.  She then suggested a teapot cuz' she loves 
teapots.  So....I got busy. 
The result below.  Not perfect, but cute.
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Lilac Dk., Fruit Fizz, and 
Snow White.
For size comparison the below picture without the top, 
handle and spout gives you an idea.
Most of it wasn't too bad, but the top flattened which 
I hadn't planned, and the handle came out ok, but 
the spout was a terrible thing to try and figure out. 
If it hadn't been so tiny then figuring out a tube might 
not have been so bad.  I ended up after trying 8 different 
things, just tatting and then sewing it on.  ;)
 In my hand below.
I am making it a gift to the sweet lady who suggested 
it.  Can't wait to see her face!!!
Have a wonderful tatting day!!! :)



Thursday, January 16, 2020

Tatted Bracelet and lots of thread!!!

I saw a bracelet pattern on a google search and 
decided to try it.  Link here: 
It's tatted in size 10 Lizbeth Latte Foam with brown 
beads(can't capture the colors well on camera!).
 Now, I have to sew in the ends and add the clasp.
My daughter wants me to tat some cuff type bracelets 
in larger threads for friends.
I also just received a thread order-33 balls!!!  All 
size 40. Nine of the colors are new to me, but I am 
looking forward to using the new colors with the 
ones I already love!!! :)
I am also busy with a new Tatting Design Class
project.  Will show after the class sees!!  ;)
Have a wonderful day and hope you get some
tatting in!!!  :)


Saturday, January 11, 2020

Lil' David's Snowflake

Still recovering from a cold.  Wanted to join Tollway 
Tatters today, but even they had to cancel due to 
weather concerns, so I decided to put on my tie-dye 
shirt and tat and then post a picture to the group 
facebook page.
I worked on Harolah's snowflake.  Link here:
  I like it, but I  messed up right away on the center split rings 
stitch count, and am wayyyy to lazy to undo them or 
start over, so I pressed on and continued tatting.  
I like it-it NEEDS blocking!!!
Tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Snow White. with 
purple bugle beads, gold seed beads, and purple 
seed beads(not quite the match I thought).
Hope you had a great day and got some tatting in!!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

A partial answer to my guessing game 2 posts ago

So I tatted the Love on High on High Cross 
by Elaine P. Gan with beads. This one is 
tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Sea Island Citrus 
with blue beads.
Next, I tatted the same cross in size 20 
Lizbeth Coral Splash with yellow beads.
 Of course, I still have to sew in ends on both, but 
here they are side by side.
More to come.....this cold is keeping me from 
getting much done especially in tatting-it affects 
my brain.  ;)
Have a great tatting filled day!!! :)



Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Finished my first Online Tatting Design Class project

I got to show the class tonight, so...I get to show you 
now.
I found this picture and wanted to tat a suncatcher 
with a similar design.  Well....
It ended up becoming a 7 inch doily.
It's tatted in size 3(yes, 3!) Lizbeth Snow White.
It has Ninetta's Treble Tatting in 3 rows-the center, 
the middle, and just before the final row.
There is some ruffling, but I am sure it will settle 
down with I get around to blocking it properly.
For those who don't know about Ninetta's Treble Tatting, 
it mimics crochet, here is a link:
 Below is a close up of the edge with the Treble Tatting 
which is just before the final chains.
Have a great day filled with tatting!!! :)


Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Can you guess....

What I am tatting???  ;)
 Our daughter got me a cheap "spirograph" from the 
dollar store for Christmas and I played a bit.  I made 
a Christmas wreath(on the top right-below) and just 
random other designs.

The tatting above is almost complete now, but I have 
a project in mind and am not feeling well enough to 
finish it today, so...just wait and see.
Have a wonderful tatting filled day!!! :)