Thursday, December 3, 2009

Making Ornaments

Cornelia by Iris Niebach (from Tatted Doilies) is one of my favorite patterns.
When the Bonneville Tatters Guild asked me to make another ornament or two for the guild submission to the Festival of Trees I was a little worried that I wouldn't have time to get something made. I've made other ornaments by adapting Cornelia, but that adaptation required quite a bit of tatting. This is what I finally came up with:
It's made of size 20 Lizbeth ecru. I wrapped it over the top and down the sides of a burgundy satin ornament. I had intended to make a couple of little motifs to put on the sides below the center of the strap, but there wasn't enough time. I didn't even get a picture of it. So I made two more. :) One is a nice Christmas Green and the other is Christmas Red both are size 40 Lizbeth thread. I had time to make the extra little motif for the sides for these.



8 comments:

tatting-marie said...

What an interesting way to use one of your favorite patterns, and it makes a beautiful Christmas Ball. A gift anyone would love to receive.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Marty, you certainly have been busy! I love everything....ooooh and especially "Ice Crystal".

Val said...

pretty xmas bauble, marty! good job on "cornelia".

❦TattingChic said...

Pretty, pretty, Marty! You always make the loveliest tatted ornaments each year! I ♥ seeing what you'll come up with next!

Carla said...

Lovely doily and Christmas balls!
Good tatting.

Fox said...

'M' is not only for Marty, but also for magnifique! You are such a master of the art. I have been gazing at your stitches - so perfectly consistent. I hope I can be as polished one day!

I love the Cornelia doily. Beautiful.
Fox : )

Tatskool said...

Your ornaments are fabulous as always.

Martha said...

Great adaptation! Do think this would work as a bookmark as well?