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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Josephine's Christmas Tree

I have been working on this pattern and still will create more of different sizes of trees, this is done is size 40 thread and I liked the little bird so much I changed it
a bit to look like a red cardinal.

I bought this beautiful golden thread and it is very tiny and looked perfect for tatting, but it shreds up
when pulling a ring or sliding the knots on a chain
so that just leaves knotting tiny seed beads and using this as garland. 

32 comments:

  1. looks great! (and great shuttle too)

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  2. Bardzo fajna choinka. Czółenko jest cudne.

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  3. Beautiful little tree! I sometimes buy some threads looking nice but not suitable for tatting. What a nice shuttle :)

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  4. Oh thank you, I made two shuttles and hope to make more, lost my source of engraver and need to look for another they are not easy to find.

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  5. Olá amiga!
    Ficou linda sua pequena árvore.
    O fio com as miçangas deu efeito de pisca pisca,em sua árvore.
    Ficou uma graça.
    Adorei!!!!!!
    beijos

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  6. I love the tree! What shade of green did you use? Is that one of your shuttles? It's gorgeous!

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    1. I should have asked if that's a shuttle you made! Obviously, it's yours! ;-)

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    2. It's the lizabeth jungle green and the one with brown in it too. It's of course veragated and I thought I grabbed same shuttle color but did not if that makes any sense the two colors are so close.

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    3. Yes I made them I just need to find another engraver for my design. I need too looks like people would buy this on too :)

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  7. I love this little Christmas tree, every time I see something tatted I say that I must get it all out, trouble is time, I don't have enough of it. lol
    Briony
    x

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    1. I know I steel it and others things suffer :) like house and so on 😀

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  8. Good alternative use for the thread. Love the tree!

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    1. Yea, I had such plans for this beautiful thread I really did and even a shuttle with gold so I would look good while tatting, you know how important that is😀

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  9. Stunning Christmas tree!!! :) I have not seen one like it before!

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  10. Thanks I have been working on this pattern that why 😀🎄

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  11. Lovely Christmas tree I look forward to seeing more.

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    1. I am excited about the different hight trees too 🎄

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  12. Pretty tree and the shuttle is pretty, too. You may be able to use the gold thread for chains - use a smooth cotton thread as the core thread, and just use the gold to make the knots. Often that gives you the option to use threads that don't 'tat' well to tat with. ;-) It will be pretty as a garland, too.

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  13. That is a great idea, I will try that and if that works I could make mock rings. Thank you I will give it a try 💟😀💟 I really love the thread and it said it was made with real gold will put in next post to let you know.

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  14. So pretty! Love the red bird.

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  15. I'm very impressed with this tree - so much work! Love the red bird! I'm assuming those are Josephine rings, therefore the name of the tree?

    As for the gold thread, the only one I could get to withstand tugging and pulling of rings is the DMC thread on a spool found in the cross-stitch areas of craft stores. It is equivalent to size 30, so it may be too 'thick' for your tree - and you do have to keep the tension a little looser than normal. I've used it a lot in my tatting projects, especially for earrings.

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    1. This thread is not Dec thread will have to check that out though, cause I have never tried that before. I will make my next post showing the thread so you can see the spool

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  16. CUTE!! I love the birdie too. And that garland is perfect! The whole thing made me smile.

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    1. That is my intention I have been successful. 💟🎄💟

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