The last few weeks, I’ve been in a kind of tatting SOUP zone – *Sewing On / Using Pieces of earlier tatting .
- It’s a way of getting ‘rid’ of my motif stash.
- It’s a way of utilizing my tatting & beautifying stuff around me.
- It’s a way of assuaging my ‘guilt’ of wanting to buy more & more materials & books ;-)
- And it’s a way of justifying “tatting away” !
Yup, we’ve all been there ; hey, we’re still there. This is a perpetual cycle :-)
Perking up Envelops
These envelops were part of a gift. The larger cream/ecru one for adults & the smaller green & blue ones for kids.
I used fabric glue – just a few dabs here & there – to keep the motifs in place. If required, they can be picked off easily & re-used elsewhere.
Motifs used :
Hummingbird designed by flootzavut (Sarah Warren) (free pattern shared on InTatters).Details here.
Acorn designed by Leanne Boyd (free pattern shared on InTatters & facebook). Details here .
Three-leaf Clover designed by Joelle Patterson ( 3 free patterns at here )
Cheering up Table Napkins
Adore these motifs that inspired me to learn Interlocking Rings using shuttle ! Well, they’ve been given some pride of place on white self-patterned linen napkins.
I machine-embroidered a decorative scalloped edging using rayon thread in colors similar to each motif.
In order to hide the corners (the multiple layers of fabric prevented smooth angling of the decorative stitch), I finger-tatted a tiny basic ring with many picots & appliquéd it over the messy stitching !
Motifs used :
Brightening up Kitchen Towels
I have 35 of these motifs, tatted more than 10 years back, for another of my MIL’s sari. But by then, she had outgrown her preference for tatting on sari ;-P The tatting seems so amateurish now. Sewing them on to some kitchen towels I stitched from an old cotton bed sheet (re-purposing!). The appliquéing is still in progress.
There’s more tatting SOUP on the burner, but that post is for another day.
How do You use up your stash of lovely tatting pieces ?
Happy tatting :-))