Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Motifs 14, 15, 16

Well it looks like it has been a couple weeks since I have posted anything.  I got right to the end of row of my doily and realized it looked like I had made one extra element that I didn't have too so that frustrated me a bit because it was a big element and they take a while to accomplish so I ended up setting aside the doily and haven't touched it for at least a week.  I have actually done more beading than I have tatting but I did squeeze in a few little motifs.
I decided to do a little needle motif so I didn't forget how to do it. This little heart is a pattern by Vicki Clarke, I found the pattern here and its done with Artiste thread in Windsor color. I got almost half way around before I found that I attached a ring to the wrong picot so I ended up just abandoning my first attempt and starting over. This will be #14 motif in the 25 Motif challenge.  I am not sure what I am going to do with it but its kind of cute.

I have been looking for a choker pattern for a while now. I recently borrowed a book called tatted bookmarks needle & shuttle distributed by Handy Hands. I found a bookmark pattern called hearts by Dee Powell. I first tried the pattern with needles using Bernat Handicrafter thread in iris.  I love the color of this thread but I really don't like the way this pattern turned out.  It was difficult to work with and you cant really tell that they are supposed to be hearts so I tried it again with shuttles and Cameo crochet thread.  This thread is very uneven and has weird texture in spots so I don't like this one at all either. I made one too many hearts so if I am going to use it as a choker I am going to have to cut it off. I ordered some black Lizbeth thread so I will probably just end up making another one. I am gonna call these 15 and 16 in the Motif challenge.

1 comment:

  1. I love the heart motif by Vicki Clark. You've done a nice job on the tatting. I think you'll enjoy working with the Lizbeth for your choker over the other two threads you've tried. I look forward to seeing your finished choker.