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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dragonfly In Art Nouveau,( Free Pattern) With Cluny Tatting


Well here it is, just pressed, haven't put any stiffener in it which I like to for book marks.
Using Lizbeth colors size 40
Sea Island Citrus and Yellow Lt.
Two shuttles

To begin with.
Remember after knotting the two colors together, unwind the dragonfly color a little less than a meter, and wrap it on the variegated color shuttle.  This way you can make the split rings of the dragon fly body in same color.  At the top of head retie the thread next to last split ring and start your chain. This pattern is continuous,
Only using dragonfly color on the fly itself and the clovers at the bottom of the bookmark.
I have done many variations of this fly this one is with different size threads and outer designs.

I tried incorporating this motif long ago, and have many mistakes I was in such a hurry I am a little embarrassed to show it, but give you an Idea of  doily use.

24 comments:

  1. Great pattern! I'm also really impressed with your diagram and penmanship.

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    1. Oh thank You! I do have lots of white out on it though!

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  2. Wow great pattern and gorgeous dragonfly bookmark
    Well done.
    Are you going to sell the pattern
    Margaret

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  3. Not this one I will put this on a PDF so it can be downloaded soon.

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  4. They look wonderful!!! And you shouldn't be embarrassed to show that fabulous dragonfly doily!!! :)

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  5. Everything in this post is fantastic! Love the pattern and the motif and the calligraphy. Wonderful.

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    1. Thanks, I do love calligraphy and have taught it and painted it too, with computers there seems to be less and less need for it.

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  6. Thanks so much Carollyn. I'm planning to make a food cover with Corina's beaded dragonfly and my inverted tatting dragonfly, I could add this dragonfly too. Love the doily, excellent way to incorporate the dragonfly.

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    1. That is a good idea I need to start a dragonfly collection too!

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  7. Very nice dragonfly ! I love the way you've included it into your doily ! Wonderfull !

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    1. Dear carollyn, that is a very precious motif! Artistic an esthetic! I love the way you wrote it down in your inimitably calligraphy. Very impressive. The doily looks great!! I love this blog!!

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  8. I love the tip about CTM with a slight difference!!! It is so practical and handy ! Makes one wonder why I haven't come across it before :-)
    Beautiful tatting and Superb calligraphy -... unfortunately I cannot view all the images:-(

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  9. Hopefully you are just on a phone and can view them later :) I do plan on having someone show me again how to put this on a PDF file so it can be downloaded soon.

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  10. Love the bookmark, and the calligraphy. Well done.

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  11. Hi, Carollyn, i was thinking about your dragonfly. I xould rather have your pattern drawn as it is,than typed out. What you need to do is buy pdf software. That is expensive. Many your children could get a student (cheaper) version?
    Once installed on your computer th transfer is easy.you scan your picture in and copy paste it into pdf. From then on , it can't be changed electronically, unless someone makes a real effort, which shows.

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  12. Oh I figured if anyone wants it they hi light the picture with the pattern and hit print on there computer and then they have a copy

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  13. Such a wonderful technique. Love the blue dragonflies against the white. Very classy.

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