Sunday, 3 February 2019

3 little bears but where is Goldilocks

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It all started because I really wanted to tat Ninetta’s latest heart earrings. But I started out with her 3 little treble stitch motifs, the first of which I had done in July 2018. That's Mama Bear!
Papa Bear looked like a dahlia (yes, you can laugh at the incongruity!) and I worked it accordingly – flower surrounded by a bit of foliage. My intention was to tat only 3 rings in the green part to resemble leaves. While tatting, I kept admiring how well Nin had tatted those tiny rings. Little did I realize they were 12ds each and I made them only 6ds! But it worked out fine and I really like the overall effect!!!
The flower part ruffled a bit but flattened after a rolling pin block.

In Anchor size 40 (yellow 00302 & green 00269) it works out to just under 6cms.

Baby Bear was surprisingly quick to work. This has SCMRs with tds segments and thrown rings. As usual, I made an unflipped half stitch after closing the mock ring. She shared some process pics here.
In Anchor perle size 8 (01215), it measures around 3cmsx3¼cms.

Have you noticed the missing J & K in Ninetta’s diagram? She tells me that standard Italian alphabet does not have j, k, w, & y J

When it came time to measure and select beads for the earrings, I found Goldilocks had already gone to bed! Before she woke up, Sharon shared a challenging heart pattern, which I started instead - always sleepy when it comes to beads ;-P No problems, Goldilocks will soon have her earrings!

6 comments:

  1. I look forward to meeting Goldilocks. Very neat bears.

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    1. If only I can get to my bead stash without getting distracted 馃槅馃槈

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  2. Thank you very much for tatting them ❤, your tatting is perfect! Are these all tatted with size 40 thread? It's good to know, also I wanted to try them with a thicker thread, for ex size 20, to see if the pattern still works.
    Another missing thing about my drawing: I forgot to draw a different symbol for the false tds, to climb on to the next row, that would have been nice to find in the diagram, I'm very sorry.

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    1. Papa Bear is in size 40, but Mama Bear is in Anchor 20 (which is like Lizbeth 10) and Baby Bear is in perle 8 (which is like size 20). And all my pictorials were done in size 10 knitting cotton or even thicker thread. So, yes, it works in all thread sizes ;-P

      As for missing symbol, Nin, I don't think I noticed anything unusual. But it is always good to know. Thanks for sharing the patterns & adding to my tatting fun :-D

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  3. Those are all wonderful!!! :) I love the largest one!!! :)

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    1. Ah, you are a flower lover like me, Sue :-D

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