Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Online Tatting Class - practicing folded rings & copyright

I tatted Sheila Heneise's Angel with Paisley Wings before class (first angel on the left). After class, I tatted it again trying Martha Ess's instructions for folded rings in the chains. I found it a little tricky, but I got better with practice (moving left to right). The technique is not necessary to tat this little angel, but it proved to be a good practice piece for the technique. It's nice to know more than one way to get the look. Feeling curious about how a button might look in the bodice, I hunted out a small two hole button to add to the last one. I think this button is still a little too large, though.

Motif #21, 22, 23, and 24 for the 25 Motif Challenge
Cebelia size 20 white

Georgia shared some great information with us last night about copyrights, too. I know many of us try to take great care to acknowledge the designers when we tat. I provide links, or the title of the book, wherever possible as do many of you. This is one of the ways I feel we can properly credit the designer or the person who has permission to share the design. I've also decided to start putting as much of that information as I think reasonable onto the images as well. That way, if someone finds the image in a search, they will get that information as well. If you ever have any objection to a link I've shared to your work, please let me know and I will remove it.

Consider joining the Online Tatting Class. You'll be glad you did. I can't always make one of the sessions live, but I can catch up by reading the class log. Help is always available if you have any difficulties. See the tatting of other class members on the Tatting Class Homework blog.


God's Kid said...

Great angels!!! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

You've done a lovely job with the angels!

muskaan said...

It's cute how each angel has acquired a character of it's own & perhaps it's own happy dancing step :-)
Totally agree about giving credit & naming the source. Since I started blogging due to the limitations of pinterest, I notate all my pics with relevant info, even though it takes time & effort. Someone can still remove the credits, but they will have to do it manually & individually - let them make the effort if they think it is worth it ;-P

Madtatter80 said...

Love the angels and is that a baby button? or a shirt collar button?

Sarah said...

Love the angels.

I like the idea about putting the designer and source in the picture, and you're doing it well; I've been putting that info in the file name but I think things do get lost that way. How do you add the text to the picture? I don't have photo editing software so am looking for ideas.

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

Thanks, everyone. I agree with muskaan that each angel seems to take on it's own personality. That give the pattern added appeal to me.

muskaan, I immediately thought of the way I've seen you notate pictures for your blog and Craftree. Thank you for the example.

Madtatter80, it was loose in my button jar, but I'm pretty sure it's a collar button rather than a baby button. A baby button is what I needed.

Sarah, I have a Macbook Pro and it comes with a program called Preview. I crop the photos in iPhoto or Photos and export them to the file I have for that project. I then open them in Preview where I can use text boxes to add the text. I've sometimes used it to turn a photo into a pattern when the design was simple.

Suztats said...

I played with Sheila Heneise's angels, too. Such a cute pattern! I missed the class, though. I'll have to read up on Martha's instructions.