Saturday, April 28, 2007

Twenty-second Motif

Once again, from Iris Niebach's free patterns posted at Iris Niebach's Tatting Online, four Gianduia six-sided motifs fastened together to make an irregular oval. Maybe it needs another four motifs to make a nice-sized mat -- about six inches (8 cm) in diameter. Right now it's four inches (10.5 cm) wide and six inches (15.5 cm) long. Maybe figuring out an edging that would be in keeping with the style of the motif and leaving it nicely oval. I'm thinking about it, so this one hasn't been blocked yet, either.
You'd think I was trying to use up all my DMC Cébélia size 30 green thread, eh?

Twenty-first Motif

A square design by Lene Bjørn from the book Tatting together square motifs edited by Iris Niebach. This one is made in DMC Cébélia size 30 in green and white. It needs blocking, I think. Besides that, the next one will have longer picots holding the rings in the four corners -- these are too small and make the arches look like dimples. Not that there's anything wrong with a good dimple. They just have to be in the right place.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Twentieth Motif

Still another from Iris Niebach -- all in one pass. This little square motif is "Cactus" from the free patterns she has generously shared at Iris Niebach's Tatting Online
This one is made with DMC Cèbèlia size 30 thread. It looks pretty good without blocking. I think it might fit over a satin Christmas ornament -- maybe I should make a matching one for the bottom and try it out.
It has been a while since I posted anything. I've been creating UFO's (no, no -- not the alien things, just unfinished objects). We took the girls to Disneyland for spring break, and I tatted while standing in lines. I got some strange looks, some whispers behind my back, and a couple of people interested enough to ask about it. However -- I didn't actually finish anything. Maybe the lines weren't long enough, eh?