Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tatting Magic

My shuttles have been languishing, I'm having tatting withdrawal symptoms! I'm tatting Black Magic from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior. It's been on my to-do list for a while. The thread is Olympus size 40, wonderful to tat with. I made a false start. Lesson one: count picots carefully before tatting the next element!

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  1. Lovely, that book is full of beautiful patterns.

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  2. I love that pattern, and I've never been able to tat it correctly. When I finish my Jan Stawasz Masterpiece, I think I'll give this one a try again. Lovely thread!

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    1. It is tricky, I've had to do quite a bit of untatting!

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  3. I like. It, what's the thread? I've made a few black magic, edges, cross and it takes me quite a few repeats to remember to check before joining or closing a ring.

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  4. Yay! - tatting again. I love that pattern.

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  5. What a beautiful colour, it almost looks fluorescent! What are you going to use it on?

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    1. I'm making a bookmark to try out the pattern.

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  6. I love the look of that pattern and have also wanted to tat it. Yours looks amazing!!! :) Love the colorway too!!!! :)

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  7. I can identify that pattern miles away! Very pretty and the thread colour is also lovely.

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  8. Lovely tatting, must do this one.

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  9. Jane, what is the colour number? Be Be Bold sells Olympus, if I knew what colour to ask for they say they can bring it to the big Craft Show in Brisbane next month.I always buy a few balls every time.

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    1. Mmm.. I can't see a number. It would've been on the cellophane wrap, which I haven't kept. There doesn't seem to be a number on the cardboard core. Sorry I can't help. It is pink and green, would that do?

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    2. I must say that I really like tatting with Olympus, it is smooth and well twisted and all the colours seem to be fine.

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    3. Pink and green will be fine, Jane! - just goes to show, doesn't it, that colours are not always as they appear, because on my ancient computer monitor it's the most vivid, stunning turquoise and lilac!

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    4. Oh gosh, I rather think the colours were a bit distorted by the camera.

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