Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tatting Frenzy

I recently ordered some Lizbeth threads and when they arrived I was inspired to do some tatting right away.  In fact I went into what you could say is a 'tatting frenzy'.  I love these threads and how well they work up.  Once I got started I couldn't seem to stop.  I think I made 8 bookmarks and a new motif.  Below are a few example pictures of some of the bookmarks.  The motif I loved but had alot of problems and ended up renaming it 'the motif from hell'....so I haven't taken any pictures of it yet...maybe I will some day.  I finished it and it looks great....I just don't care to look at it right now...lol.

When my new threads were ordered I was accidentally shipped the wrong order. I was told to keep the one ball of thread and book (which turned out to be a tatting book with several designs in it I like!). The thread was a dark green and went perfectly with a deep red that I had ordered on my order. I got bold and pulled out some beads too....here is my very first tatted bookmark with beads. The pattern is called Stumpy and was designed by Kersti Anear.

Motif # 1:


The next one is one I did is a braid design by Jane Eborall.  I think the varigated Lizbeth thread works up great with this design.  I did it in several colors but here are a few examples:

Motif # 2:





I also had a couple on hand that I hadn't taken pictures of.  I made them a while back and don't remember where I found the designs.

Motif # 3:


Motif # 4:


I will be doing more tatting in the future.  I've decided to sign up for the 25 Motif Challenge for 2011.  I'm looking forward to working on things for it.

9 comments:

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

BEAUTIFUL bookmarks!

I love your bunny in your profile too! Did you make it?

Mary Robinson - Peachtree Cottage said...

Hi Connie,

Thanks for the compliments on my bookmarks. Yes I did make the bunny in my profile picture. Her name is Pieris and she was one of the ones I had on display at IDEX a couple of years ago. You can't tell by the picture but she's only about 3.5 inches tall and crocheted!

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

I wondered if she was crocheted! I can believe she is that small. I have been getting into making some miniatures myself. They are so much fun!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Congratulations on starting the 25 Motif Challenge, Mary! I found it to be great fun, and it kept me motivated to tat. Your bookmarks are beautiful!

tatting-marie said...

Great job on your tatted bookmarks. I like the "Christmas" look you gave the to "Stumpy".

Fox said...

The bookmarks gorgeous! And nicely photographed. 'Stumpy' looks so festive!
Fox : )

Mary Robinson - Peachtree Cottage said...

Thank you all for the wonderful encouragement!

God's Kid said...

Your bears are cute!
Your bookmarks look awesome! :)
May you enjoy your tatting journey in the 25 Motif Challenge! :)

Mary Robinson - Peachtree Cottage said...

Thank you all again for the lovely comments! I really appreciate the feedback on my tatting!