Ok, so I haven’t been on in a while! Sorry!
But .. I’ve been tatting both needle & shuttle .. Yes! I got the shuttle thing down .. ish ;) Still struggling with using 2 shuttles & using more than one colour. But practice practice PRACTICE!! And hopefully I can produce things like the vintage piece in the photo (green & white) This piece was given to me from a VERY generous lady that works at my chemist. Her Mother & Grandmother were prolific tatters & she found that piece & decided to give it to me. I was SO touched, such a surprise. So kind. It needs MAJOR TLC. I have just started blocking it. I’ve just managed to block 1 of the flower motifs .. It’s VERY crumpled & needs attention badly. Just to block the 1 flower motif took 45 pins! Every picot & chain & loop.
So that’s that :)
And .. I’ve ALSO got into hair pin lace!
The photo I included is just a swatch of my first try. Now I’m doing strips in #20 thread, looks amazing. I am going to attempt a lamp shade! Think 1920’s & 70’s lamp shades. Either it will be straight up & down or on a tapered shape ill gather it at the top and spread it down and out to the larger part of the shade. I don’t know if you can picture it? I intended to include a photo of the #20 thread strip on the loom.. Just filled my max photo count. So I’ll do a post on this prodject.
There is also my Scottie dog brooch!! Oh I LOVE it!! The pattern is on RAV. The free PDF is SO beautifully done & the pattern includes all sizes up to pillow size. Very generous of the designer.
Here is a link!
Just 2 more prodjects to mention.
The origami flower piece is a scaled down version of Lot 8’s window display. You can find the EASY to follow tutorial on YouTube!
Here is a link.
You can make it ANY size, as large as you like & as small as you like. You can make a half ball which is great table piece or on a wall.
I added the black pipe cleaners for stamen. You don’t have to of course.
The full ball is fabulous, hanging anywhere. Especially in different sizes & colours etc. Your imagination is your limit with this great piece of crafting.
Just 1 tip .. If you do a smaller one, you might need a tiny stapeler so you can get into the flowers & staple them together. I stapled some that aren’t as visable, and pain stakingly super glued the rest.
Last prodject is my little owl! I luff him .. I know he ain’t perfect. But I know I can improve on the next one. They are SO quick to make & make great pressie’s.
You can make it small or large, depending on your yarn & hook etc.
I’m not sure where I got the pattern .. Oh wait! I remember .. It’s on RAV but here is a direct link for you:
K, I think we are done! Congrats if you read this far! Lol! I DO see that posting smaller posts & doing more often would be better for my followers. It seems only blogspot that had long posts like this. On tumblr followers seems to prefer short & sweet.
So I will endeavour to do that ;)
Enjoy!! Get hooked!