What do you do when you want to relax ?
Well, I tat, just like you :-)
Practice makes perfect, I hope !
Sharing a few things I've tatted over the past several days/weeks.
Since the patterns are already online, I am only adding relevant names & links.
In no particular order ....
1. Robin’s Design Tutorial Snowflake
|Designed by Robin Perfetti|
Made with size 40 AMC threads, in white & lavender 4054-098.
As soon as I laid eyes on her snowflake, I just Had to make it ! Especially since I was dying to use a new ball of lavender thread (I had ordered size 20 but they sent me size 40 - but who's complaining ;-))). I did this in one sitting, referring to the diagrammatic sketch she had uploaded. She intends to name this
& will be uploading the detailed pattern shortly. (At present, she has a
wonderful tutorial series going on, about designing on an iPad) .
I enjoyed tatting this immensely.
And this time I added an entire set of needles to my work-box so that I could hide the ends immediately.
Update : This pattern has been uploaded in pdf format & I have linked it above. For a printable diagram : http://tattingbythebay.blogspot.in/2014/06/printable-pattern-and-new-page-for.html
Motif #4 for 25 Motif Challenge
2. Kersti's Anastasia Bookmark
Tatted with size 20 AMC in Dark Blue 0131 & Purple 0101.
For the long tassel-tail, I used Art silk/rayon threads in Blue & Purple shades.
This was a slightly intriguing pattern. The lower part was broadening of a common-enough edging pattern, but the upper "crown" was interesting. I wanted to use 2 colors, both representing royalty, hence the combo of deep blue & purple.
Motif #5 for 25 Motif Challenge
3. Victat’s Roses are Red with Martha’s Shamrock
Rose made with AMC size 20 : Pink w/White 4054-01201
Shamrock made with AMC size 20 : Green w/White 4054-1213
These were part of my learning process. I loved the way the continuous chains took the shape of a beautiful large rose & also the way the shamrock leaves folded in !!!
This could make a very nice brooch or pendant or even a hair-clip ornament ! Or how about appliqueing to any dress !
I made some more of Martha's Folded Rings patterns & was thrilled to see them turning & folding ;-))
Motif #6 for 25 Motif Challenge
I immensely enjoyed my tatting for leisure, learning, & practice ! But this is just the beginning :-)