Tuesday, July 14, 2009

'Nother Modification

Our assignment in the Design-Tat course was to take a snowflake pattern and adapt it into a heart. I used my own pattern (because I already had it in my drawing program). If this looks familiar -- well, it should! This is based on the same snowflake as the butterfly in the previous post. The first incarnation just wasn't working at all, so I cut it off the shuttles. It needed something lower between two of the points, but certainly not the upside-down overly-long chain that I started with. The first complete heart doesn't look too bad, but didn't dip down enough at the top to suit me. Back to the drawing board. With a change in the top and the addition of a couple more little rings, it looked more heart-like to me. This time I worked it in blue Cebelia size 30, because I didn't want to use up ALL my red thread before I got to the final one. It worked, so I was happy and redid it in the nice red Lizbeth size 20. That would have worked better if I hadn't make a goofy right in the beginning. I had to cut that off and start over -- then I ran out of thread at the end. Piffle. Next time I do this I think I will have to use smaller thread to fit enough on my Aero shuttles, or break down and use those two little clovers I bought.

Oh -- I forgot to say that it is worked in one continuous round. That's why I ran out of thread on the shuttles!

9 comments:

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Marty,
That is seriously one of the coolest tatted hearts I have ever seen!

Gina said...

Very lacy and an exceptionally different center for a heart! I love it!

wickedtats said...

It looks lovely and any case!

Vinnie said...

Wow, pretty pretty hearts!

Miranda said...

That one you cut off could go somewhere, too. I see an animal's face at the top of it, and a tail at the other end. Tweak it a bit more and do it in brown, and I think you've got a lying down deer, or something. Amazing sometimes what can happen with what you didn't mean to do!

TattingChic said...

You need to write us a book!

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Tatskool said...

That's really, really good. A very unusual heart. Are you going to share the pattern.......droooling!

Marty said...

I'm happy to share patterns. Right now this one is just a very scribbly chart. I don't much like writing them out, but do need to learn to do that on a regular basis. I'm thinking about a pattern blog where I can just put them all...it's in the thinking stage, so I'm not DOing anything right now. ;)

tattrldy said...

Love the heart! I love how it's done in one round, too. I'll be looking forward to your pattern for it. Good job.