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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Snowflake with Cluny Tatting Lace

Well its another work in progress maybe it's been a while since I have made clunies :)
Another experiment with cluny tatting for a snowflake!
also a few days ago I ordered some very cute bags from Jane Eborall 
or as they say from over the pond :)
one is for my self and one for a gift exchange :)


Friday, November 22, 2019

Josephine's Christmas Tree 2nd Take

Working with Josephine knots and chains, size 50 thread for green and red tail of size 80.

The lovely star is size 80 gold thread.  A free pattern from Joelle 

Paulson called "Twinkle Twinkle"


Of course pinning out with a bit of hair spray this time seem to work fine. 
This one above was done in 2016 a bit larger.
Have a wo

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Lace Angel to Tat


She is a beauty and designed by Lenore English the pattern can be found HERE!
She give great tips for dimpled rings  too😀
                            HAVE A GREAT DAY

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Another Snow Flake in Lace Hot off the Shuttles Plus More!

This is a link to Margaret's  new snowflake  https://www.facebook.com/MargaretsCrafting

This flake is called.... And you guessed it 
"Taj Mahal Snowflake"
this will take some concentration and keep you on your toes:) 

I realized, when every one else was working with beads Ninetta  mentioned this to me in comments, I was too but didn't realize it, I wasn't putting them around a necklace I just was making a small amount and placing them around a tassel!
look close around the pen!
Have a great day!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Timing of a Snowflake?

I wondered how long to make a snowflake for me and wonder how long it may take you? I have timed each separate flake and they are different but the average looks like 2 hours for me.  

This one is a star :)

I have joined the LandOfLaces 25 snowflake challenge, kind of late but will see what happens
and I just ran out of time to post on Sunday.
I am already breaking the rules.
Have a great day tatting away!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

More Scottish Thistles with Tatted Lace

I got an idea while working on the last one and now I am trying to perfect the patterns.
A little plaid it just right!  


They are thistle tassels with Celtic thistle leaf
I think I hear bag pipes :)

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Tatting Lace "Legend of Sleepy Hollow"




With a suggestion from my oldest daughter I added a pumpkin head   
This worked of great with the skeleton. I found this free pumpkin pattern on you tube and later on Face Book from "Lecosedellaanto" I did change it a bit to fit the body and placing a face with beads.
Below, I still struggle with ribs and this seemed to work best with the 4 I have done so far.
below is the PDF I made. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1qGTgvJHP21ba4vdZnZjckAsK-typbRS1
for making the pumpkin head in size 40 to add to Martha's skeleton done in size 80(for bookmark cover)
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He is possible like this, if dipped in a white Elmer's school glue and small amount of water then blotted dry or Fray Check.

Inserting the skeleton works well, with a chop stick best or long tweezers, forgot to take the picture of the chop stick. 
Note for hips I found it easier to make the coccyx like directions but then I make an outer ring like onion ring then chain down the the top of the femur make the leg go back up and split ring to the coccyx then split ring to leg bones and back up to make a chain to top of coccyx cut and tie. this is way easier than making super large rings.  

I added the black card stock and used a white gel pen to sign and personalize your work!