Saturday 15 August 2009

Clover Bookmark

I copied the clover design I had created for the Clover Doily to make these bookmarks. The pink thread is size 20, but the white, although purporting to be 20, is much finer, and so the bookmark is smaller.

Thursday 6 August 2009

White Clover Snowflake

I thought Snowflakes should be white, so I tatted another one. I used thread that was labelled as 20 but it worked up smaller than the pink 20.

Clover Snowflake

The next piece of homework we were set, was to design a snowflake from a centre that Sharon gave us. Using clovers again, I designed the pink snowflake. I liked the way the clovers pointed inward and then by adding another ring on the outside, there is another clover pointing outwards.

Tuesday 4 August 2009

Jane's Snowflake / Heart

One of our challenges was to to take a snowflake that someone else had designed, and make a heart shape out of it. I chose one of Jane Eborall's designs, and this is the result.

Sunday 2 August 2009

Clover Doily

In the next design project, Sharon gave us a centre of rings and chains and we had to design the next round. By this time I was in love with Clovers, so here is my Clover Doily. In fact I designed another 2 rounds, using split rings to take the thread out to each succeeding one.

Clover Heart

Our next lesson involved looking at a picture of a snowflake that Sharon gave us, and making a design from it. As we were designing it in segments, mine sort of stopped at a heart. I used lots of split rings and by the time I had tatted several versions to test the stitch count, I was quite good at them. I love clovers and called this Clover Heart

Saturday 1 August 2009

Squared Circle ... my first design.

Having tatted for most of my adult life, I decided it was about time I had a go at designing my own patterns, so I joined an on-line Tatting Design course. This was my first design.
We were challenged to design from a centre piece creating negative space. I called mine 'Squared Circle'

This is my new blog... Tatting to follow....