Sunday, September 18, 2011

I want to make jewellery

Remember my frustration from the BIG motif I have taken for my last challenge? Well that made me think I want to switch to smaller patterns and I thought about trying out tatting jewelry. As I have no expertise or the smallest experience in that matter I thought I should start by a good book and here is what came by mail after considering my choices :

Thanks yarnplayer this looks like a very lovely book. I haven't started yet but hey keep an eye on my progress :)

That's not all I did for two weeks. In the meanwhile I tatted one of Jon's patterns called Rose Window which I had an eye on for a long time and wanted to tat it. As all Jon's patterns this one has a very clean and well-drawn pattern as well as written instructions to follow. Its a very fun motif to tat with three rounds.

Monday, September 5, 2011

I tatted a Star in Clovers

I finally got to finish what I have been working on for so long...I really liked the design but it took me a long time to tat it since it has the most number of stitches I have had to tat for one project ! It is by far the biggest motif I have tatted so I guess its a milestone in my tatting adventures..

It is a design by Jon and you can see the original version along with the pattern here. I am happy with the result but I guess I will be more careful when choosing big patterns like this cause you end up tatting and tatting and it never ends :P ...heh I know what you think...I get bored easily.

Anyhow I am happy I finished the project without leaving it lying there forever :)  So I am happily searching for my next challenge.