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Friday, December 16, 2016

Frivolite, Holly Berry Brooch, Two Different Size Beads

Yesterday I made up another one with smaller beads so you can compare
Pattern on Previous post.
Compare Rocaille or Seed bead size one of 6 (larger) and other 12 (smaller) 

I even made a mistake in tatting and instead of a clover at one end I just did a double ring.  I figure in nature not everything is perfect.

I guess the big tip to remember is ... Don't make any ring with out sliding beads down :)
Also can attach holly to safety pin for faster results.
Or use matching color sewing thread, will sew through work quicker too! 

Makes a great tatting gift for the Holidays :)  

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Holly Brooch Pattern

I designed this last year, and had a request for pattern

the two leaves are  made with 2 shuttles and rings and chains are 4 double stitches

going up one side and down another instead of just making rings on each side and one thin chain you have double chain in middle for strength,  

I usually work with small thread but this, I feel looks better with size 8 pearl cotton and large seed beads , my post on December 2015 looks nice with smaller beads too if you want to check that out. 

I left long thread ends loose on the 3 rings or berries,  4 picots separated by 4,3,3,4 double stitches ,  I tied the set together with thread from berries and then attached first part of the pin with the red and then use a thread of green for the part that attaches up into the leaf. 

I will try to get someone to help me with the PDF of the pattern so it can be downloaded soon.,for now the picture will have to do.
Have a great week 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

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.