Sunday, April 3, 2016

Weekend Tatting

I made some progress on the Norma Benporath Mystery Cake Doyley. I attached the first round to the fabric before starting round 2. The fabric gets quite wrinkled as I work, but it will all be pressed nicely later.

I also had the opportunity today to test a tutorial by Tamara for creating tatting shuttles from business cards or cardboard of similar weight. She has posted the tutorial, but please note that she is still editing it. Tamara has limited access to tatting supplies in the Dominican Republic, so she developed this idea to meet the need for some shuttles for a workshop she plans to teach. These use supplies she had readily available at home. I used the same materials and I am very impressed with her shuttles. I   made one of each of the two designs and tatted a centipede with each shuttle using size 10 Manuela threads. which is the thread size I usually use when teaching. The pattern is by Lisbeth Johansson and I found it in 2003 at http://www.frivolitesknuten.com but that link is no longer working.
These little centipedes are #9 and #10 for the 25 Motif Challenge, too.

8 comments:

Michelle said...

Sometimes I forget how lucky we are! What a clever solution on her part!

God's Kid said...

Great shuttle idea she has!!! :)
Sweet centipedes!!! :)

Jane McLellan said...

The doily is looking wonderful! I'm really impressed with the shuttles, good idea.

Madtatter80 said...

I love all the little fun projects you are doing, and my favorite is the cake doily and love this color what is the color? Have great day enjoyed peeking in on your tatting!

TamaraD said...

Thank you so much for testing my shuttle! Your review was very helpful. I'm glad you enjoy your shuttle! Thanks for sharing my link! =)

Robin Perfetti said...

The edging is very pretty. I really like the yellow color, it goes well with the white center. I don't know how I missed your blog all this time, especially since you've left several comments on mine! I've just added you to my reading list so I can follow along with your projects :)

muskaan said...

Beautiful doily ... beautiful shade of yellow.
I loved her shuttles ! Such a practical idea, and quick to make with simple stuff. Brilliant.

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

Madtatter80, the color is DMC #743.