Monday, January 7, 2013

Failed Monogram, Completed shuttle bag

 My idea was to create a beaded monogram. I made a pattern and set off. But I'd forgotten that the rows of beads are staggered. It won't work as I envisioned. An abstract pattern using different coloured beads is easy enough though. The other thing I got wrong was the order that the beads should be threaded. I was thinking that the beads had to be threaded in reverse order. Not so, but far otherwise. Because the beads go forward, as it were, onto the thread, backward onto the shuttle and then forward off the shuttle, they must be threaded in the same order they'll be tatted.

I have finished the shuttle bag. Thanks to Marie Smith and Frivole for the pattern. Later this week I should have a special shuttle to go in it. 

6 comments:

  1. A beaded monogram sounds very challenging! I'm not sure my brain is up to such a task. I love your beaded shuttle bag. That's on my to-do list. I'm thinking of deeper Wedgewood Dk with seed pearls.

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  2. Your completed bag is gorgeous!

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  3. Gorgeous work Jane! I love theese multicolor beads!

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  4. Marie gave me one that she had made, so I know how much work is involved. I do love the colour of yours.

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  5. I love your shuttle bag Jane - gorgeous colours!

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