My Tatting Forums shuttle arrived today, and I think it is both pretty and special. This is another of Chris & Erin Hinton's shuttle made by order for the members of The Tatting Forum. Membership certainly has its advantages.
What is so special about this shuttle is shown on the other side.
Each shuttle is etched with the member's name and membership number. My number is '57', which is also the year I was born. How much more appropriate and unique can that be?
I am really enjoying working through Tatted Butterflies by Adelheid Dangela, which explains this post coming so soon after Diana.
Part of what's making this journey interesting is the challenges that I have put on myself. Most of the patterns in the book so far, require the wings of the butterflies be made in two parts, first making the body and one side of the wings and the thread cut off. Then the other wing is worked and joined to the body to complete the shape of the butterfly.
My challenge with Elise is to tat it in one pass.
I have finished one side of the wings and am now working on the other wing. I may undo that last chain and re-tat it slightly different to prepare for when I need to join it back to the body and finish the lower part of the body of the butterfly.
Will share what I have done when this is finished . . . . till next time . . . .
The next one from the book Tatted Butterflies by Adelheid Dangela is Diana
Again, I have ended the butterfly at different place from where it was shown in the pattern to get a suitable place to hide the ends. However, after looking at it for sometime, I may not want to hide the ends after all. I may just leave them as they are just like this one here.