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Thursday, 20 February 2014

virtual versus real tatting

Our aim is to have real tatting, definitely! I love jumping from a blog to another, admiring all your charming tatting creations. We know very well that tatting takes time and patience, so many trials are needed to have a pattern which works good, and then some test or self-test tatting. But sometimes happens to play, just to let hands have a rest... Lately I've found an App for Android called Kaleider Free and I can't stop playing with it! It's a software that generates a surpising variety of kaleidoscopes and mirrors, and it can start from your own pictures. I've collected together some screenshoots taken yesterday. I've started from my own real tatting pictures and I obtained those amazing compositions! Virtual-Reality-tatting is very fast and playful! But untouchable, sigh!!!

In the real tatting world (not virtual), I've started two edging, and I still can't decide which is better for the hanky in the photo. What do you think? I think that the variegated green (the one in the upper side) doesn't fit so good, probably I should buy another green ...

Then, I've played again with the Tattingram, trying to draw a pattern simpler than the one used for the candle. I think it could be valid for the study on shapes that we had as homework in the last Designer class (there's red in, too!).

I've also a temporary pattern for quad 17, fast drawn before I forget the stitchs' count!

Il nostro scopo è avere un merletto da toccare, decisamente! Mi piace saltare da un blog all'altro e ammirare le tante vostre incantevoli creazioni! Sappiamo bene quanto ci vuole, quante prove e riprove, e poi ancora test da parte nostra o dalle amiche. Ma a volte si può anche giocare, così, tanto per far riposare le mani... Ultimamente ho trovato un'App per Android, si chiama Kaleider Free e mi ha catturato! E' un software che genera una varietà sorpendente di immagini tipo caleidoscopio e specchi, e si può partire anche da una propria foto. Ho messo insieme un collage di alcune schermate prese ieri. Sono partita da mie foto di chiacchierino e ho ottenuto quelle incredibili composizioni! Il chiacchierino nella "realtà virtuale" è veloce e divertentissimo! Ma non si può toccare, sigh!
Nel campo della realtà (quella vera, non virtuale), ho iniziato due bordini, ma ancora non riesco a decidere quale scegliere per quel fazzolettino. Voi che dite? Penso che il verde sfumato sarebbe da cambiare, mi sa che devo comprarne un'altro...
Ho di nuovo ripreso in mano il Tattingram, cercando di fare uno schema più semplice della candela. Penso che potrebbe essere valido per lo studio sulle forme che abbiamo avuto come compito  (e ci sta pure il rosso!)
Inoltre metto qui uno schema temporaneo della piastrella quad17, per non scordare il numero dei nodi!


  1. The lower looks better with the hankie. Looks like your having fun with designs too!

  2. Those pictures look so great!!! :)
    I think both edgings are great, but I think the bottom one kind of mimics the flowers more. :)
    Nice tattingram! :)
    Great pattern! :)

  3. I like the variegated one!
    Fox. : )

  4. I like the lower one best. Fun to be able to play with 'tatting' patterns without having to go through hours of work!

  5. Kaleidoscope is amazing, I have also previously tried. Excellent background images on the blog ... :-)

  6. I think I like the lower edging better.


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