My Free Patterns

I am still sorting out the blog entries for my free patterns, so there willl still be patterns that are not accessible. My apologies.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Alas, ......

The story of my tat-life at the moment.  Can't recall how many times this had happened ..

I only needed enough thread in the shuttle to make three large rings and one small ring and ....!

Trying to get myself out of the rut, I thought I could do like Diane with her Spinning Wheel Glass Mat.  I should have a go-to motif that can get me through periods like this.  It has to be a simple one shuttle and ball motif that I can finish with only one full shuttle of thread.  It has to be a one pass motif because I don't like to have to cut and tie after each round.

Looking through my small collection of tatting books, I found this motif in the DMC Book of charted Tatting Designs.  It is the No.29 Doily on page 28 of the book.  This pattern fits my criteria except for one part where I had to do the SLT, which is not a big problem really.  I used size 40 Lizbeth #109 for this.

Have not actually decided if this is going to be my go-to motif.  If you can see, the flowers all round are cupping a bit, but I suppose it will flatten after pressing.  If I were to do this again, I must remember to put a few extra turns of the thread on the shuttle

10 comments:

  1. I really like that one. Love the color--what is it?

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    1. I can't remember the name, I think it may be Lizbeth Springtime. The colour code is 109.

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  2. Oh dear, I hope you'll get your mojo back soon!

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    1. I think the only time I get excited about tatting is when I am working on a book project. Oh dear, how I dread the long and hard work it entails.

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  3. This happens to me all the time, and it is especially annoying with variegated thread!
    You have all my sympathy.

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  4. That's a lovely motif, and I can see how it would be a go-to piece when in a rut. I guess the Spinning Wheel became my comfort tat because I know exactly how much thread to use, which shuttles will hold the thread, and I have the pattern memorized!

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    1. This motif ia growing on me. It may be my go-to project after all. I am already planning to tat it again with a solid-variegated combination.

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  5. It's beautiful!! Very elegant!! And I love the color!! :)

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  6. this is a nice one to choose when you need to cheer up!

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  7. I just wanted to say how inspiring and tidy your work is, even though your going through a bit of a patch it's so wonderful to see what you making and those picots are so consistent!! It keeps me going :) Beautiful inspiration as always. Thank you Jon :)

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