Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Off the Shuttle: Tatting Edging on Metal Piece

The first time I saw this brass bookmark I wanted to use it in a tatted piece. This was such an enjoyable project and was pretty much finished in an evening of tatting. The bookmark was made by artisans in Nepal and purchased at the Ten Thousand Villages store in Raleigh, NC, where I volunteer. The thread is size 20 Lizbeth in colorway 124 "Spring Garden." The pattern is "Edging 14" from Embellishing with Edgings by Handy Hands, edited by Barbara Foster. I haven't yet decided whether to make this into a brooch or use it as a necklace pendant.

Continuing my thoughts on variegated threads in my previous posting...I think this particular colorway is a good example of a variegated that looks pretty on the ball, but really beautiful when tatted up. The pinks and greens flow from light to dark shades so smoothly that the progression is very natural in the sense of resembling something in the natural world. From where I'm sitting typing this, I can see that the colors in this thread resemble the colors of the azaleas in bloom in front of the window.


Madtatter80 said...

Looks like you had fun with this one!
Hi from "Carollyn's tatting blog"

CarolynK said...

Yes, this was a fun project. I do a lot of handkerchief edgings which take a lot of tatting. So these projects on small paper or metal shapes are a nice change because they work up so fast and there's no tedious sewing to attach the tatting.

God's Kid said...

Very beautiful!!! :)

Madtatter80 said...

Really I agree and it very satisfying, so many thing you can do with these beautiful motifs with class :)