Jan 14, 2017

Peikko Tatting. Delicate Japanese patterns!

I bought the Peikko Tatting book from Etsy about a year ago. I was really tempted at the simple, yet very delicate designs. I guess the use of ivory colour made it look very beautiful and dainty.

After struggling to decipher Japanese, I am happy to have cracked two patterns in her book.

1. Flower motif necklace: I loved that I learned the technique of single shuttle split ring while making this. Special thanks to +muskaan m for helping me with this.

2. Rose necklace: I was quite content with my first attempt of the 3D roses. I used the technique explained in this YouTube video.

Do share your thoughts! :)

Dec 25, 2016

Boho-chic earrings

Whenever I have to tat pieces which involve working with seed beads, I have to first gather immense patience and tell myself that this isn't going to be easy. Seed beads are tiny, cumbersome to work with and require extraordinary concentration/ calculation for each ring of the article I am making.

So instead of working up a necklace (!), I decided to use Mad Tatter by TheKimAndI's Boho chic pattern to make a pair of earrings. The Pattern can be bought here on Etsy: Tatting lace skinny scarf/bracelet pdf pattern (Boho Chic)

I used Red silk/ polyester thread for the earrings. The pattern is a single shuttle design.
I also used ruffles picots method before finishing off and attaching it to the earring finding. Ruffled picots are basically picots cut and ruffled using a toothbrush or a a similar object.

Mar 8, 2016

Bridal anklets - Original design

Hi all,

I am back to tatting after a month's hiatus. I got married last month and was terribly busy in the prep and then the honeymoon. Needless to say that settling up the new house continues to keep me busy even now.

But I wanted to share the Bridal anklets I had been making for my D-day. They turned out very blingy and exactly how I wanted. And it went along with my outfit very well.

The design is a series of Split rings and simple rings. Each ring is R: 5-5-5-5, and Split ring SR: 5-5/5/5. The lengths of the anklet and hence the number of rings can be adjusted as per foot and ankle size.

Here is a rough pattern illustration and some pictures of the finished anklet.
Do share your thoughts! :)

Jan 13, 2016

Pattern Adaptations: Tatting leaves and Bookmarks

I really admire tatters who innovate and are able to illustrate their patterns for others to adapt. Sharing three of my favourites that I bought off of Etsy and replicated them.
Quite happy with my choice of colours and how they turned out.

Tatting leaves (that's what i call them), pattern courtesy: Elena Kozinenko

TataniaRosa's Rosa Bookmark

Shannhob's Daisy chain bracelet pattern (that I adapted into a bookmark)

Which is the latest pattern adaptation that you worked on/ are working on? Do share your thoughts in the comment box below.

Jan 1, 2016

In love with Mary Konior's 'Black magic' pattern

Happy New year everyone!

Here's another blast from the recent past.

I discovered Mary Konior's Black Magic pattern from her book 'Tatting with Visual Patterns' some months back. For someone like me who's not a fan of repeating patterns (and hence seldom takes orders of previously created designs), I replicated this pattern thrice, in different articles each time.

Here are the pictures of the Queen's wrist corset in silk-polyester threads embellished with giant pearls. These were gifted to my soon-to-be mum-in-law. She loved them.

I then made earrings using the same pattern. Also plan to make a bracelet in the same design to complete the set some day.

Another article work in progress is this. It might turn out to be a doily, or a scarf, who knows :)
(P.S. - I had to blur the photo to avoid giving away the design due to copyrights)

Have you tried this Mary Konior's magical pattern? Do share your thoughts :)