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Friday, February 3, 2017

How to make Lace and Frivolite, and Tatting to Fit Your Desires

After all the tatting I have done this is most satisfying cause I wear it a round and people get to see it.
I wanted a collar with this shape and to fit this sweater 

I have sewn since a child.  So I choose a pattern that fit this sweater
After taping a flimsy pattern ( store bought) together at seams and cutting off the seam allowance, I drew it out on large white paper. This way tatting can be pinned  down and take up again as you tat. ( Or purchased flat lace stitched together).
 With tatting at this point, you could choose an any edging you want.
Tatting a boarder all the way around is next step, the shaping of the corners was the hard part, but after all I only had to make two corners work and *squishing it at half way point wasn't so bad.

Once around, add filler tatting and pinning down to check size as you go.  The biggest tip that I  have given tatters creating any pattern is don't worry about picots (put them in normal places or not at all) *when you need to connect tatting with no picot to attach to, use a tiny hook and insert thread of the current ring or chain, between any double stitching, and write down what number you are at, so when you do the other side it will look the same. This increases creative time so you don't have to re-tat over and over !
I Think I  may have posted this collar before,  it was made several years ago, but never explained how this is done till now!
Have a great day creating great things:)

28 comments:

  1. What a beautiful collar and so well designed ! Thanks for sharing all these tips, too. I remember you once commented about using the hook to join when designing - great !!!

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    1. Thanks I couldn't remember and I have been occupied with some other things, I'll be back to normal in couple months😦

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  2. Wow, spectacular collar! Thanks for explaining how it was made. Clever!

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    1. Your welcome, I guess you could say it was from the outside time inside,this time.

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  3. This collar is indeed so very elegant ♥♥♥

    Have great weekend ♥

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  4. Gorgeous collar, I like your way of designing fiddly bits can always be put in afterwards.

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    1. Thanks Margaret< I like the way you describe them :)

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  5. Your collar is beautiful! I used to crochet collars, but I stopped because I didn't like the extra weight around the neckline. Maybe a tatted collar would work better.

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    1. How interesting, I never thought of it that way, good point💟thanks 😄

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  6. Beautiful! A great way to show your tatting!

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  7. I have had fun wearing this thankyou😄

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  8. beautiful!
    and the most important...nobody has such a piece ;)

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  9. I think that has been a very big work this collar dear Carollyn! Compliments. Me too use a paper model for make my projects sometime.
    have a good day
    sabrina

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    1. Yes, you are right! I can't design with out paper all kinds of art use paper to start!

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  10. Bellissimo ed elegante, brava, ottima idea!

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