Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Motif #4 - My Favorite Bookmark Pattern

One of my favorite bookmarks is this one by Lenore English. Done in Flora #20 it looks to me like a simple yet beautiful piece of lace. I really love making them and giving them as gifts, they look great in almost any color.

Monday, August 18, 2008

A Tatted Barrette, Motif #3

After seeing Jan Stawasz's incredible website, I was inspired to try to create my own barrettes. The hardest part was finding a supplier for the barrette parts.
I covered the blank with black velvet and then attached it to the clip. The tatting (valiere squares, Fora #20) was attached with fabric tac. I'm also working on an oval version, I hope to be able to share it soon.
I wanted to share a non-tatted project I recently completed. I have a sister who is a horse fanatic so I found an antique pattern for a filet crochet horse head
antimacassar. Its a Christmas present. I made it with #30 thread

Monday, August 11, 2008

My first attempt at designing a cross Motif #2

One of my favorite things to tat is crosses. I have a growing collection of patterns.

This is my first attempt at designing one of my own. It may not be elegant but I think it came out pretty good for a first attempt.

This is motif #2