Sunday, August 28, 2011

Motif #15: Pentagon Motif

Pentagon Motif by Garyou
Pentagon Motif, a photo by Garyou on Flickr.

Another motif from Chicchierino 16.
I've been having some trouble with DMC Cordonett Special #40 and this motif also shows how badly I tatted. Stitches aren't even at all.
I love this motif, though. It would fit in a soccer ball.

Flower Motif & Pentagon Motif

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Thread: DMC Cordonett Special #40
From Chicchierino 16

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Motif #14: Flower Motif

Flower Motif by Garyou
Flower Motif, a photo by Garyou on Flickr.

I've got some cool-looking colour threads from Handy Hand and this is made of them: Lisbeth #40 Denim Blue Light. It was a delight to work with this thread in humid and hot afternoon.
This motif is from Il Lavoro's Chicchierino 16. In the magazine, this motif is connected one after another and form an insertion.

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Thread: Lisbeth #40 Denim Blue Lt.
From Chicchierino 16

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Motif #13: Patchwork

Patchwork by Garyou
Patchwork, a photo by Garyou on Flickr.

Haven't been using white thread for tatting, I suddenly want to tat with it. Maybe because I saw some wonderful photos of white tatting lace motifs in a beadwork book at our local bookstore. At first, I thought it was a book of tatting lace. It wasn't. Sad.
I was about to use a ball of thread up, but I didn't. I had some problems with constant size of rings, chains, and stitches.
Practice, practice, practice...

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Designe by Mary Konior
Thread: DMC cordonnet 40

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Motif #12: Spinning Wheel

Spinning Wheel by Garyou
Spinning Wheel, a photo by Garyou on Flickr.

This colour makes me positively active. It's called Lime Green; to me, it's vitamin green.
I added a bead on each corner. They are silver and look so cool. It's 33 to 35 degrees Celsius (about 90 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit) these days. And humid.

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Designed by Mary Konior
Thread: Lisbeth #40 Lime Green
Beads: TOHO No.21

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Sunday, August 07, 2011

Motif #11: Tatted Necklace

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

I've seen a lot of plastic rings wrapped with tatting stitches. They are all so fabulous. I love them.
So, I just tried to tat some. And here's the result.

I used a kind of crochet technique. You can crochet without cutting thread when you crochet on rings. You wrap a ring with single crochet (double crochet in UK) stitches, and when you wrap half of it, take up another ring and do the same thing until use up all the rings. And then, wrap the other half.

I did the same thing with this necklace: wrapped half of a ring with double stitches one after another, and wrapped the other half.

I made this for an experiment. I would tat another one with more embelishments.

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