Hi all :D I joined a new tatting group and am looking forward to having a lot of fun with it, it is a 25 motif challenge. That might not sound like a lot, but that is something new every other week for 1 year! I already read a lot of the people on the blog from there and find tons of helpful hints, so I finally asked if I could join and weee, now I am part of it and looking forward to seeing what I come up with. I have the link in my list of blogs I follow if anyone ever wants to stop in there and see what people do.
I am self taught, and I do both needle tatting and shuttle tatting. I am not a total beginner, but I am not a complete master either. I am always learning something new, and I can always improve techniques. As I said in my last post, I am working on bookmarks at the moment, I think that and tree ornaments are going to be this years holiday gifts, and I am ready to post Motif # 1 :D
I don't think this is a specific pattern, just some rings and chains fashioned in a circle, and i added a tail, and made book marks. All of the threads are HH Lisbeth 20
This is the first one, it has a center ring with 6 p separated by 3 ds; then rings are simple 5 ds, p, 5 ds and the chains are 3 ds, p 3 ds, then a josephine knot tail and my attempt at a heart shaped end to hang out the book.
This one is basically the same, except no middle ring, rings are 6ds, p,3ds, p, 3ds, p 6ds, and the chains are 3ds ,p 3ds; a josephine knot tail, and a simple clover with beads on it to hang out of the book
the 3rd one is like the first one, but has 8 instead of 6 rings, and I added an extra ring of chains around the outside, the rings are the same as #2, and the chain is 4ds, p, 6ds, p, 4ds; the outter chain has 5 p's separated by 2ds each. The tail is just a silly array of ds 3p 5ds until reaching the clover that hangs out of the book.
and finally the 4th one, which I think is my favorite of my own. Same center and rings as last one, chains are 5ds, p, 5ds and then a final round of 4ds and then 3p separated by 2ds. A josephine knot tail with a clover ending to hang out of the book :)
The basic motif is the same, so I am counting the first bookmark as the basic and my #1 motif for the 25 challenge :)
coming up, some NOT round bookmarks, stay tuned in another week or 2 :)