Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Gathering Strawberries

Ninetta cleverly encapsulates the ending threads to create stems. I like her tassel, but it probably won't work for a food cover. I'm thinking of snipping the encapsulated threads and then securing the outside thread onto the fabric.

For the second batch of leaves I made, I used Stephanie's suggestion for starting CTM. I fully wound one shuttle and then wound off enough for one leaf onto the second shuttle for each successive leaf. It worked like a charm. Thanks Stephanie!

12 comments:

  1. Those are gorgeous!!!!
    Katie V in NC

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  2. Wow your tatting is fantastic!

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  3. Looks wonderful. Glad my CTM suggestion worked well for you.
    StephanieW

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  4. I do like these and I'm sure you will find the perfect place for them. I've never used a food cover, our summers are short and few insects (is that what a food cover is used for?).

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    1. Yes, to keep flies and other nasties off food while still showing food off. They're often made of net but I'll use organza bed it's stronger.

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  5. These are beautiful! - very delicate. Strawberry season is finished here, it was a bumper harvest this year. I have a lovely photo of my smallest grandchildren showing off a big basket of berries they had been picking, red-stained mouths and all.

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  6. I don't know about the recipient, but I sure would pick off the yummy strawberries from the food cover & munch on them ;-P The sprigs look Great with beautiful tatting !

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  7. I feel there are fewer strawberries than leaves.

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  8. I liked the double shaded leaves.. didn't you make those?

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    1. In the variegated thread? I have variegated green in size 20 but not in size 40 thread.

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