Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ice Crystal

November has been month for doing things I hadn't before. I've made one (yeah, just one) piece from Tatting Patterns and Designs by Blomqvist and Persson (Lucky Clover -- but I've done it a bunch of times). There are so many pretty patterns in this book, I finally decided I needed to make Ice Crystal. I've made some little icicle ornaments adapted from this pattern, but not the whole pattern.

When I was trying to decide what color to use, I finally reached dither-point. After dithering around for a while, I figured I'd just use all the colors. This is Ice Crystal in Rainbow colors. The thread is a size 80
DMC tatting cotton which my sister dyed for me. It measures just 5.25 inches (13.5 cm) across at it's widest point

Okay, it doesn't look like ice -- but it's certainly cheerful!

13 comments:

Val said...

hey marty, it's a lucky clover indeed! so many wonderful colours! :)

❦TattingChic said...

Oh, I'll bet it looks even more delicate in person in the size 80 thread...just like a real ice crystal! :) Such a pretty pattern.

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

That looks great! Love your sister's thread. Maybe she should expand her customer base(*hint, hint*). ;)

Ice Crystal is a pattern I just love, but alas, have screwed it up so many times that I gave up -- until now. The icicle ornaments are gorgeous! They'd look great on the Christmas tree.

Arty Lady's blog said...

Just gorgeous and I just Love the thread

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Wow! That is gorgeous! I love the color of the thread. Your sister does a wonderful job.

Rayanna said...

Hi Marty:
I love it. I love Rainbow colors and do agree that it is very cheerful. Happy Tatting!

Gina said...

Ice Crystal is a very popular doily in that book and I really like it in this color thread. When you look at a clear crystal in sunlight, it reflects all these colors back so it only takes a bit of imagination to see it. If you sprinkled fine glitter on it and hung it in the window....whoowheee!!!

ps...sprinkling glitter on it wouldn't be a good thing in terms of heirloom quality so I wouldn't really do it, but imagination-wise.....gorgeous!

Gina said...

AND - just wanted to add that this is one of the rare times I've thought a variegated thread actually looks stunning in a piece this big. It usually takes away from the design, but this one doesn't.

Clyde said...

I love it and the coloured thread looks great.

Fox said...

I am such a sucker for these rainbow colours! In this design, tattrained so perfectly with your sister's wonderful thread, this is absolutely beautiful!
Fox : )

Katie said...

Oh, that's beautiful! The thread is perfect & changes from color to color in small increments. I like that!

victats@gmail.com said...

There's something about the thread and this pattern that really go togethr. You did a great job!

Tatskool said...

Your doiley looks superb, I have to put this on my to do list.