Sunday, June 19, 2011

Motif #10: Too Large for a Book

Large Cross by Garyou
Large Cross, a photo by Garyou on Flickr.

On Saturday, I've received the POP-A-BOBBIN Tatting Shuttle. It's made from Purpleheart.
Right after opened the envelope, I started to tat this, a Large Cross designed by Mary Konior. The pattern is in her book, _Tatting with Visual Patterns._
I've made this bookmark once with Olympus #40 and it became too large for a size of books I usually read.
This time, I've made it with Lisbeth #40, finer than Olympus #40.
As you can see, it's still a bit large for a book under that.
Maybe I should try for a Small Cross.

The shuttle is beautiful and I had really wonderful time tatting with it. So, the awkward chains are on me. I've tried to tat every chain evenly as possible. But, well, I'll try that later.

Via Flickr:
Designed by Mary Konior, from the book "Tatting with Visual Patterns"
Thread: Lisbeth #40 col.681

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Motif #9: Tatted Motifs

Tatted Motifs by Garyou
Tatted Motifs, a photo by Garyou on Flickr.

Three years ago, I made the motif on the left. I believe this is Genevieve by Kersti Anear. I tatted with Olympus #40. The pattern calls for #80 thread and at that time, I was thinking of tatting with finer thread than #40.

Time has passed. I've found the left one and tried tatting another motif with DMC Special dentelles. It took me for a while to get to used to handling the fine thread. I haven't tatted with dainty thread for a long time.
It is so much fun to see the stitches got formed. It feels good to know I can tat with this delicate thread. Not very well, though.

Below is a photo taken three years ago.

Tatted Motif and Bookmark

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Sunday, June 05, 2011

Motif #8 Birthday Card with Edging

Birthday Card with Edging by Garyou
Birthday Card with Edging, a photo by Garyou on Flickr.

I made this card for one of my friends born in June. This is my first time using a tatted edging for a card.
I tatted with Daruma's Murasakino Lace thread. It is called for in the book Tatting Lace for Beginners. I'd rather prefer crochet with it.
I should have written words more neatly. I used an Italic writing pen, though.

Via Flickr:
Designed by sumie
From a book (ISBN978-4-8347-3215-3)
Thread: Daruma Murasakino

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