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Saturday, 22 May 2010

More Tatting today



Hi,
This is the most wonderful day of the year, its hot and the sun is shinning with not a cloud in the sky.
I have been in Craft Fair at The Cheese and Grain in Frome in Somerset today, and I am feeling very up beat as I had a good day, the best days takings I have had this year.
Its amazing how many people have never heard of this ancient art, which dates back to the 15 century at least, It is worked with a shuttle where the Cotton is wound around in the middle, some designs such as the daisies are worked with two shuttles, but the butterflies are worked with one shuttle on a continuous thread.
I thought I would bring you some more tatting items, the daisies are something new, I found an old pattern which I have never done before, but then adjusted the flower a little to look more like a daisy, the original pattern looked a bit over the top with large picots. I thought this look more simple and still has eight rings and looks to me like petals. I had a lot of comments on them, I did several colours but there is always someone who wants something else and yes I was asked if I had a black one............. I am not sure if daisies come in black, I like to make flowers no matter how I am making them in the colours flowers are.

This a smaller version of my knitted and tatted picture, I have sewn the flowers and tatting onto card and made a small butterfly, then made a card frame and gold peel offs in the corners and down the sides.

The tatting in this picture has been worked in embroidery silk, with three strands and with a few beads added for decoration. The knitted Foxglove has been knitted on number 14 needles again with three strands of embroidery thread.

The picture below has a motif, its something that went wrong, well not really wrong but it was supposed to be a cross, only I just went on around instead of going down to make the cross. When I finished it I found it made an interesting motif so I mounted it on card and then in a card frame, with gold peel off around the frame. The other picture is of one of my butterflies which again I have mounted and done a card frame with gold peel offs around it.

I hope you have found this blog interesting and have enjoyed reading my piece, I look forward to seeing you again in blog land.
If you wish to leave a comment please do so, I enjoy reading comments from anyone who has taken the trouble to visit my blog.
Have a nice weekend
Hugs
Margaret

6 comments:

  1. hi margaret,they are works of art,glad you did well at the show,x

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  2. Hi Hun,Fab works of art Margaret,and you know I adore the one that 'went wrong' as you put it and the butterfly,my you are clever with all this.....xxx

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  3. Pretty daisies. Love your 'gone wrong' cross. Keep up the tatting - tat land needs all the tatters it can get!!!

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  4. wow margaret, these are so stunnning.i love how they are so intricate and detailed.well done on your success at the craft fair too.luv coops.xx

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  5. Love your cards Margaret and the way you used the peel-offs. Your Foxgove picture is outstanding.

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