I've something else that came again in the spotlight this week, that is about the snowflake with bugle beads "sbrilluccicante", it has just been shared in the Online Tatting Class, with a video-tutorial, too. Thank you so much to Georgia Seitz and all. Have you heard that they are collecting donations via yotube videos? Read more on their website: http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2017/2017index.html .
I'd like sharing with you two versions, the first has longer beads than in the first one, so I had to add ds in the outer round:
Let's go on, please.
I started the edging that had been on my to-do-list for ages: that one that is at page 8 in fig. 23 in Priscilla #1, I'm using white dmc size 100 thread.
The book is here: http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/pub/PDF/DeWittPriscillaTat1.pdf
I changed the length of bare threads, they are all 0.5cm, also picots are the same size high. It's quite different from the original but I like it this way, more regular.
|my plastic gauge|
Per Priscilla's words: "Make 40 of these wheels for the border, joining them as seen in the illustration." The picture in the pdf is quite blurry, I think. I copied it and played a little with Serif software, and I obtained the pic already shared with you:
More than a century later from that picture, I tatted 5 wheels to visualise how big the edging is, and I think that 6 wheels in each corner would be good for a rings' pillow. 24 wheels instead of 40, split rings and modern technologies! good enough for me! 😊😊 Motifs are not yet joined, I only put them close each other to see where the joins should be.
...those motifs will soon become tatting scarps, but the idea came to me. I'll show you in next post (I hope).
I'll keep my scraps, I always keep them. Since I've had a notebook, it has been stuffed with scraps, then when I think I'm having that "tatter's block", I look into my notebook and there's always something that can be rescued. A lot of ideas comes from scraps.
In the meanwhile, I found that variegated thread, already wound on the shuttle. A bird told me that it can be a butterfly, so it's time to Tat It And See if it flies ...