Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Another Personal Challenge Ornament, and a little more tablecloth

This next ornament didn't go as planned, but looks 
pretty sharp-I think!  :)
 It's tatted with DMC Metallic embroidery thread.  I 
don't know what size that is, but I will say I hate how 
scratchy it is.  I drug my feet working on the first part 
due to the roughness of the thread, but forced myself 
to get it done.  It will take force to make more in this 
 The pattern is Fancy Snowflake from Easy Tatting 
by Rozella F. Linden.  Now let me admit something...
I started to make the snowflake figuring it would 
work with the center of the snowflake at the top and 
bottom of the ornament, but I missed a join and then 
another, and with that metallic it's a bad idea to open 
rings or untat chains cuz' it shreds and breaks easy, 
even when tatting. So I resolved to just leave it and 
I tied the joins when finished.  And I just pulled a 
string through the top and bottom center picots and 
tied it off.
 I love the look from the bottom!
Below is a picture of the 4 done.
 And, both sides are currently equal on the tablecloth, 
and I am now adding length to the center so I can 
then I can work on getting it all to the width of the 
rest of it and hopefully take a break to sew in ends 
after that.  Then, go back and keep adding width to 
the entire length.  :)  It's a learning process!!  :)
Hope your day is blessed with love and tatting!!!  :)


muskaan said...

Whatever the thread travails, it has come out looking marvellous !!! The red and gold complement each other :-)

Fox said...

Very pretty ornament!

God's Kid said...

Thank you both so very much!!! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I think your ornament is beautiful! It may not be what you had planned, but the end result looks fantastic. Your tablecloth is coming along great!

God's Kid said...

Thank you Diane!! :)

Ninetta said...

Red and gold are perfect for xmas! Beautiful!! You did a great job with that thread, I don't know which thread you picked, if it is the dmc 282 3ply for me it's the best, it doesn'thave the core in polyester and doesn'tpeel off :-) not cheap though :(

Madtatter80 said...

The table cloth is a real achievement your work is smart and beautiful 💟I love the ornament very beautiful 🌹

Jane McLellan said...

It's very pretty, worth working with that difficult thread!

God's Kid said...

Thank you all very, very much!!! :)
Ninetta, I believe I have the 282, but when tatted it's scratchy!!

picotsnkeys said...

Nice work on the ornament. I agree about the thread. The only patterns I will use it for are Benile as the beads actually help get it to lay nice and there is usually just a few DS per element. Less chances for the thread to have a mind of its own! Wonderful tablecloth too!

Margarets designer cards said...

It might bad thread to tat with but it looks good when finished.
The cloth is growing looking lovely

God's Kid said...

Thank you both so much!!! :)

Frivole said...

Wow, a whole tatted tablecloth! I'm impressed. That's something I've not tackled yet!

God's Kid said...

Thank you Frivole!!!! :) I am a glutton for punishment I think.