An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
My cousin gave me these butterflies. They do make one think of tatting, don't they? I considered tatting around them, but the outside margin is quite wide, I don't think it'll look good. Instead I thought of tatting a butterfly and then joining it to the plastic butterfly with a chain of Victorian sets. Here's the first one:
I'm pleased with how it turned out, I think it'll work as a bookmark. The butterfly was designed by Grace Tan. The pattern is here. I saw it yesterday on Marja's blog, here. I like Marja's two-colour version, but I worked in one colour so that I could change the way the chains were facing by swapping shuttles, though Grace uses a different method. I used CWJ, as per version 2, but a split ring head, as per version 1.