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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Decorated Tatted Lace Orniment From Tatting Lace Class

This is the twisted heart decoration, by Patricia L Cobb, I did not finish this one it was last class of the day and I kept spilling my beads everywhere (three times) and decide to just pick them up instead of tatting,
Patricia  was unable to teach and another wonderful lady took her place
I wish I could remember her name.
I did finish today and was explained how to in class along with watching everyone else.  I was totally exhausted and that was fine talking.  I was supposed to make 2 twists but forgot this today at home.

They handed out nice dental floss threaders which is better than this but I still did not purchase them yet so had to revert to old ways :)

It was fun and this is the first part, the bottom is sort of same as top just that long strands of beading work is over.

Well this is how I did the bottom just needed to do two twists but I like it anyway!
Have a wonderful day again!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Diane's Snowflake on a Snowball Plant

Yes! I got a lesson from someone I have been wanting to meet for a  long time!
And yes! She is as nice as you would think!

I think my color matched perfectly to this late blooming snowball plant.
If you hadn't been to her page for the pattern 
here is the link below 

It is true she really exist and she signed my pattern.  This was one very happy day!

 Side note, the night before the tatting conference I was able to teach a family member how to tat and she really liked it!

She was air tatting (like Air guitar) as went we went to the car. I was so happy I was able to get to rings.
More wonderful pictures to come in upcoming week!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Too Much Fun Tatting with friends ;) at Tatting Cornors Tat Days!

I really had lots of fun and loved tatting with everyone (sorry I am too chatty) I have never been with so many tatters in one place it was great.  I have lots of pictures but having problem placing my pictures on my blog and this is the only one so far.  This one was to practice playing with picots and split rings and split chains it is a lovely heart that was created by Kaye B. Judt she was another excellent teacher and wonderful person!
I am working on many more pictures, so more to come
have a fantastic day tatting away!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Donation for Silent Action, Lace Making Tools in a Basket

Tatting Cornor Tat Days
The Money will go to local Spay and Neuter Program
I call it "Catch of the Day"

I repurposed long pine needles from a tree in neighborhood that met a sad ending when those pine beetles took him.
Luckily the sister tree is still around. 
made with tatting thread.

Remember those blue socks I knitted  and made many mistakes with?
Well they fit and looking gooood!
on my latest grandson

Have a wonderful Day

Monday, June 25, 2018

Tatted Lace Edges with Baby Button Fun!

Okay found these baby buttons (from Sewology) and because of my impatience waiting on Martha's book to come out I just made a simple edging for a special tatting bag

The chains are 6 picot 6, and the rings are 4ds separated by 3 picots and the corners are set up like pictured above. 

This bag is 5X7 inches and the thread is a 20 dark ecru.  Now with some beads and most buttons I find that there is a certain sawing motion that takes place as you snug the button on (placing on the ring with crochet hook) to the ring. 
This is something that needs to be worked at or at least check the back of your button (before moving on) because I find that I leave a loose thread, that just look bad!
So this is what I have been up too for Tatting Cornor's tatting days! I love making them but I am done with this for a little while, got to rest up  so I can tat with the big dogs :)
Come join the fun July 5,6,and 7

Thank You "Muskaan" For pattern Making of Kiss Kiss Fish

Thank You Muskaan for making this lovely little fish, along with all your other tips.
You truly enjoy tatting to help me out.
When I started tatting I hated computers and picture taking. I have improved so much if I compare my self to me :)  But even with Robin's gentle encouragement I am putting off tatting pattern diagraming to the last.
Still not sure if any one can download this and print it off
I need more skills in this area.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Final Day of Occhi Kiss Kiss Fish Tat-A-Long

Third and final day 
Now you slide the eye bead from shuttle two, and two  kissing lips seed beads down snug :) Then tatting 8ds
 (remember to check the two extra free ends and tug on them seperately so eye bead looks good and not covered by those extra threads) and then 4 more picots separated by 1 ds (the picots start small 2mm going to 6mm  for size 40, and add 2mm each for size 20 thread, or you can play around to see what you like) this makes the top fins. 

After top fin is complete chain another 8ds and snug down all the core thread by gently pulling them to make the curve of the body.

Thread a needle or use a small crochet hook to take the core thread and tie it to knot you made at the beginning.  Then hide knot and then you are done. 
I finish off by threading a needle and whip stitching it through the fin I started.  You have many choices to finish off and can cut and tie and add a product called frey check on the knot.
Warning sometimes Frey Check will remove color from the beads if it gets in them. 

This little white fish is one that has less double stitches on and I was just playing around, another words, a mistake :)

I found them kissing Janes Mermaid. 

I hope you enjoyed this fish and have fun experimenting with them. 
 I originally made them for paperclips and then realized many more possibilities :)
Will try to make a PDF soon to print off but these tips are needed first.
this part is hard for me cause I out source this to family.