Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Motifs 5&6

This is Quantisque Snowflake
It was done in size 20 Lizbeth Thread, but I forgot what the color is called. The first 2 rounds were quite fun to tat, and then they are interwoven so you get a 'celtic' effect. The third ring is tatted onto ring 2. I had troubles starting with that 3rd round, but after a bit I seemed to figure it out and most of round 3 went easily as well. (No, I'm afraid it isn't Jelly Bean #119, I'm using that now for another project. I went to look it up online and it is Carousel, but Jelly Bean is very similar.)

Below is 'Elegant Snowflake' from Vida Sunderman's book, Tatted Snowflakes. I used a size 20 Lizbeth thread for this motif as well, the same that I used for the foldover book mark which was motif 4. I still haven't looked up the name of this color. (Vineyard Harvest -- thanks to Paige Marie for the info)

Now I am almost caught up to posting my tatting, I have one more motif that I need to photograph. I am having trouble getting photos that are not blurry. I suppose practice there will even things out, just like practice with tatting will help to even it out. On and speaking of evening things out, I'm using the base of the crochet hook that I use to join picots as my picot gauge as well. I didn't think I would like them this large, but it turns out I am really liking the larger picots.

(Thanks for the help with colors people!)
(all in parenthesis are added edits)


TypsTatting said...

Both of your Snowflakes are gorgeous, and the thread for the first one is called Jelly Bean #119.

Paige Marie said...

As Typs said, just lovely snowflakes. The second one is Vineyard Harvest. :)

Jane Eborall said...

Lovely, lovely work. Have you tried scanning your tatting instead of taking photos? I find it much easier and gives a really great result. I scan at 300 dpi.

God's Kid said...

Those are both beautiful! :)