Friday, August 15, 2008

Butterfly Twins

I designed this motif for a greeting card several years ago.

7 comments:

Tara said...

Your butterfly twins are so cute!

Tara
http://tattedlacetreasures.blogspot.com/

singtatter said...

I agree, they are cute and sweet!

BJ said...

Love the colors, the twins are delightful. Many thanks to Gina for guiding me to your blog. Just lovely. Very nice tating.
Best Wishes
Bev in New Mexico

Isdihara said...

I am utterly charmed by these darling twin butterflies! After studying the diagram until my eyes crossed, however, I still am having trouble "figuring out" the pattern.

Is it tatted all in one pass or as two separate flutters?

Eliz (tatknot) said...

Each butterfly is tatted separately. You begin with the center which ends with a split ring and go straight into the outer round with a split ring so that each butterfly is tatted in one pass. I tat the butterfly on the left first. When I tat the butterfly on the right, I eliminate the picots on the wing farthest from the first butterfly. I hope that helps. Please let me know if it needs more explanation.

Isdihara said...

You explanation cleared up my confusion perfectly! (Whew! Glad to know that I wasn't crazy to think they must have been tatted separately.)

Have you ever tried to tat a string of these beauties, just to see how it turned out? (Just curious to see if you could keep going...would they eventually meet in a circle or become a fluttery scalloped edging?)

*sigh* Now I have to try it to see what happens. It won't be until after Tat Days, however. I'm just too frantic with finishing up pre-class tatting and packing and making sure Ciarr&agraven; doesn't get left behind...

Eliz (tatknot) said...

No, Isdihara, I haven't, but it is an interesting idea. You will probably get to it before I do. Please let me know how it comes out. It occurs to me that if you make the last ring on each butterfly a single shuttle split ring and hide the second shuttle thread inside it, you won't have to deal with hiding any ends each time.