Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ribbon roses

I think I've figured it out.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Tatting day

Happy Tatting day to everyone.

I have been working on several tatting projects. The Fantasia Spider doily, Renuelks latest tat-a-long, an order for two dozen roses...and a egg cover project for easter. Phew I am busy this month.

Everything unfortunately is getting put on hold as my asthma is kicking my butt right now.But here's a picture of half an egg cover for today

Monday, January 30, 2017

Beads, hearts, then flowers

I'm not sure if I should post this here or on the resin's a mix of both. I made a silicone mold out of a bead and decided to do a casting with some tatting in it. The mold was small and it took a little bit of manipulation to get the sample in there. I was so absorbed into getting it in there, that I forgot to seal the lace. After I pulled it out, I found the white thread had gone semitransparent. Still kind of cool.

On the tatting front, I took a shot at tatting with some ribbon. I kept seeing these beautiful flowers on my Pintrest feed from a Japanese tatter, Atelier Sakamichi(?). I went back through some older links and found a tutorial by Corina Meyfeldt on some basics. I used some 1/8 inch ribbon I had on hand (I have to go buy some organza type ribbon soon). I wanted to make some "puffy hearts" at first. The ribbon got twisted on the second "heart" and I found I liked it better than the first. Stitch counts were just a shot in the dark at this point.

I kept going, reworking the stitches as I went. I didn't want to throw this away after all that tatting. After making two more hearts they became "petals". I tried twisting and arranging them into what I hoped resembled a flower.
I used wire to wrap it into shape.

 My original intention was to encapsulate the wire and the rest of the "stem" with thread. I think I'm just going to wrap it with florist tape instead. So what type of flower is it supposed to represent? Whatever you I really should go buy some organza type of ribbon for this style of flower making. Still, I think this turned out nice for a first run into tatting with new materials and techniques.