Friday, 16 February 2018

Day 13 TIAS 2018


We have finished up this portion  and await instructions of what comes next.  What do you think; genie or mermaid?

It is never too late to tat a TIAS (tat it and see).   If you feel like tatting along, here is the lind to the Tat it and see (TIAS) blog.  

You can also look back to see what was done in previous years.  

I am using a size 20 Grape Pomegranate.

The current size is about 3 inches long. 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Stole My Heart

In May of 2013 I was working full time and a coworker brought in some tatting that an Aunt had gifted her.  She unwrapped the tissue and inside was a beautiful blue cross.

I hadn't seen any tatting for a while and awed at the lovely knots all lined up.  I told her that my mother had taught me to tat almost 50 years ago but I only did one hanky and then never did another stitch.

With my interest now piqued, I started to browse the internet for samples of tatting.  It was this heart that I saw and had to know how to make it.  One day I was able to track down the pattern and purchased it on etsy.  As happenchance would have it the gal who designed this and who I purchased the pattern from  lived in the same city.

It was destiny and tatting became my passion for the next five years.  I tatted this heart up quickly tonight adding a SSSR at the top should I turn these into earrings.  I used a DMC pearl 12 , measures 3 cm or 1.25 inches long.

I still love this little heart that stole my heart.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

And They're Off

Between all the tatting events happening this month I found some time to tat up a few squares for the Let's tat a Brussels' monument. I did not develop my own square but did adapt the pattern  somewhat to make it easier for me to tat. 

Working with a shuttle and ball of thread I started with a ring adding a magic loop on the last 5 stitches. I used reverse stitches for the centre arches. I waited until the last centre arch to join them and used a swirl join.

Finally adding another magic loop to the last five stitches before attaching to the base of the first ring.   Snip snip and done.

These were made with Opera 20 (586). I'll post tomorrow and hope they arrive safely along with my wishes for women.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Day 11 & 12 TIAS 2018

There is one picot under that right side that will probably finish up the arm.  Those two picots at the bottom still need to be dealt with too.

It is never too late to tat a TIAS (tat it and see). If you feel like tatting along, here is the link to the Tat it and see (TIAS) blog.  You can also look back to see what was done in previous years.

I am using a size 20 Grape Pomegranate.

The current size is about 3 inches long. 

Friday, 9 February 2018

Wiosna 2018 Row 3

Row 3 has been posted on Renulek's blog and I have almost completed the round.  I am ready to start the split ring to climb on to round 4 but I am not sure what picot would work best.  By best I mean what do I need to do to finish the round and make it easier to go on to the next round and so on.

If you have never made a split chain this is a good reason to learn how to do it. Just estimate a bit shorter as all that tugging will make it grow anyways. Also, if you get a point, these usually disappear by the time you get to the next round.

I am using a King Tut Quilting thread by Superior Threads color 918.  This thread is much easier to use than the Sulky thread I used a few years ago. The current size is 2 inches or 5.5 cm