Thursday, 2 February 2017

bits n pieces and a request

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TIAS 2017, Armenian Lace, Block Heart
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More practice with Armenian Lace

My further practice with basic knot of Armenian lace done a few days back from Totus Mel's tutorial.
This time I used size 40 Anchor Mercer crochet cotton and it worked beautifully ! 
I was using leftover thread for the inner rings and ran out all too soon; hence all those ugly ends. Still to complete the other petals to see how it all works out.

Related Post : my first attempt

Days 7 to 9 of
Jane’s TIAS 2017

I’m sticking with a gown guess. My colourway choice seems to fit with Victorian velvets ☺.


The bead adds a nice touch to the bodice or the slim-trim waist. I’m guessing there’s going to be more of a blouse in later bits, and an alligator join across the base of today’s rings will complete the shawl/ensemble !
Looks like one of Jane Austen’s memorable ladies (hmm, but which one ????) is walking up a little mound on the moors. Clearly the present Jane is paying a TATribute to the past Jane !

Related Posts : Day 1, Days 2-4, Day 5, Day 6


Request for a test tatter
                                                                                    
Never done this before !

I have written out the pattern for my Block Heart bracelet and would like someone to test tat 1 or 2 heart motifs. It’s a very small piece (2 repeats measure 1½ inches/4cms in size 20 thread), but I’m not sure how clear the instructions are. I’m making a bracelet for now (I've changed the colours), to share before Valentine’s, but have more applications in mind.

Your help will be highly appreciated and credited. Please leave a comment below or email me and I will email the document. Thanks in anticipation



happy tatting always :-)

23 comments:

  1. I would be happy to test-tat for you!
    Melanie

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    1. Merci beaucoup, Mel ! I've emailed the doc. Looking forward to your feedback and suggestions :-)

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  2. Your Armenian lace projects are intriguing!!! :)
    I love your TIAS! Day 8 looks like 1/2 a butterfly!! :)
    I haven't really done block tatting, but would be willing to try and help if you don't have anyone more experienced to help! :)

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    1. Love your comments, Sue & yes, it does look like a beautiful butterfly. I can imagine the smaller second wing attached in overlapping manner. Must try it some time.
      Thanks, also, for your offer to test tat. But I do not want to instill a fear of block tatting in you :-P I think a bit of experience in blocks would be better. But I am sending you the document so that you can give me a "beginner's" perspective.

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  3. Love your fun work with Armenian lace it's beautiful I too have tried it and it is very pretty but don't like pulling tons of thread through each knot it is not my favorite thing to do. I live your block heart bracelet and will enjoy making this one, but I got too many irons in the fire 馃槮 some have nothing to do with tatting and makes me sad馃檪

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    1. Totally agree with you about the thread length, Carollyn ! I don't have any intention of making a big project with it, either. But it was fun to learn - I've always admired Oya.
      Thanks for your offer, too. I know you are busy with a lot of stuff and won't burden you :-)

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  4. I'll test tat it, if you need another tester.

    sandhollowgems at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you so much, Marie! I've just emailed it to you.

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  5. I still "see" the butterfly, but who knows? Only BC3!
    I'd like to test tat the heart shaped block for you, if you like one version with size 80 thread :) or with bugle beads :))

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    1. I Know bugle beads and your excellent colour/thread choices will bring out the best, Ninetta !!! Each heart is less than 2 cms even in size 20; it might disappear in size 80 ;-P
      Mel & Marie are already testing. But if you still want, I'll send it to you for the bugle bead version ? I have the revised pattern in my compy, so will send it tonight (I'm just leaving for an appointment).
      Grazie :-)

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  6. Do you have enough test tatters? I'm on a deadline at the moment to finish two projects but if you're stuck give me a shout.

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    1. Thanks, Jane :-) As you can see, some of the very best have already offered and I am quite grateful to all you dear friends for chipping in.

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  7. I wish there were more hours in the day... now I want to delve into my Romanian Point Lace and Armenian Lace again. I never did work long on either one. Somehow, I must get my life organized so that I have time to do it all! ;-)

    Your block heart bracelet looks intriguing! Maybe I'll take the time to delve into block tatting as well!

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    1. and, Diane, you still haven't completed your shuttle organization or haven't posted - waiting to count them up) ;-P
      With Ninetta's gorgeous bugle bead blocks, yes, it is a technique worth delving into :-)

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  8. Your bracelet looks very interesting, if you need someone I can give it a go for you.
    I like your Armenian lace looking very good so far

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    1. Thank you so much for the offer, Margaret. But Ninetta has already 'reported' back and I'll hear from the others, too. I would love for you give a go when it is finished, though, and will send you a copy ahead :-)

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  9. I love the way you do the Armenian lace on tatting/rpl! If you need a test tatter, I am available. I like the design!

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  10. The Armenian lace is very intresting and beautiful - they intrigued me...

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  11. Thanks Corina & Anetta :-) Totus Mel has uploaded another video with a beautiful edging pattern! If only I can find the time to continue ...

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  12. Hi lovely block heart Muskaan!!!! I can too test tat it.

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    1. Usha, thank you so much for your comment & offer :-) I have just finalized the pattern and can send it to you if you still want to give it a go. But I can't find your email address. Please contact.

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    2. Yes my email is ush99shah@gmail.com Pl send pattern. Would like to try out.

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