Thursday, July 28, 2016

Camilla Cross by Lene Bjorn & Filet Tatting Update

This is the last of the tatting projects I completed while my computer was down last week. I continued my fascination with Lene Bjorn's patterns.
Camilla Cross
from Lene Bjorn's Tatted Bookmarks
Manuela size 20, color #041
Finished diameter approximately 12 cm or 4.75 inches tall
Motif #12 for 2nd 25 Motif Challenge of 2016

I ran into a problem with my filet tatting project. My picots from that first row are too big and, for some bizarre reason, I'm struggling with the 'pop' of the Catherine Wheel join. I'm going to start over as I can't bear the thought of continuing with these loops instead of lines in my filled squares. I'm also pulling out the bigger thread to practice that 'pop.' I may need to put on some magnifying lenses, too, as part of the problem may be that I can't see the details in that size 12 perle cotton as well, or perhaps I should use a larger thread size. I had a good start, but I'm glad to be working out the picot size problem now. I just need some uninterrupted time to concentrate on the work.


God's Kid said...

Great cross!!! :)

muskaan said...

Beautiful cross ! So much can be accomplished with less time at the computer, yet who can live without the net now ?!
I'm sure you'll get the CWJ right soon & re-start the filet bookmark. Best wishes.
I'm behind with all my tat-alongs now, but trying not to stress ;-/

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

That is a beautiful cross!

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

Thank you! Yes, muskaan, in spite of the business of my days, I'm getting some tatting done while I can't get online as often. I've gotten creative about editing my photos and writing my posts offline and then scheduling them when I can get online like I have this evening.