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.

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Bookmarks

I have not tatted bookmarks for a while and felt like making a few.

The one on the left is a simple clover with a twist. I use Hakelgarn Online size 20 for this and it measures about 6 inches (15.5cm) long and 1.5 inches (4 cm) wide. I think it may look better if made using finer thread and made longer. I may add a tassel to it.

The one on the right .... well... this one was a race to the finish and I lost when I ran out of breadth, or rather the shuttles ran out of thread - both of the shuttles together. What a time to run out when all I have left to do are one split ring and one short chain. How frustrating! This is not a new design. The first time I made this was during the early part of my 25 motif challenge. I used Olympus 40 for this.

10 comments:

  1. They are both very pretty Jon. Don't you just hate it when you run out thread right at the very end. So frustrating.!

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  2. Gorgeous! I particularly like the one on the right. Where did the patterns come from?

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  3. Both bookmarks are very pretty! I especially like the crossover effect in the one on the left. I hate when I run out of thread! ...especially if I'm close to the end!

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  4. Thank you Laura, Diane and Sharon,

    Yes, it is verrrrry frustrating. So much so, I am still not in the mood to make that final ring and chain, :-}

    These are my own designs, and no - patterns not written out yet.

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  5. I love the intertwined clovers. I think every tatter who sees how close that last bookmark came to the finish line is going to have the same reaction.

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  6. I love the colour of the thread that you have used, but isn't it just typical to run out so close to the end! Grrrrr!!!!

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  7. The two bookmarks are very nice but to run out of thread that close to the finish is a curse from the tatting gremlins.

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  8. what an ingenious way to use a basic edging pattern!

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  9. I was about to ask for the patterns. I think these are gorgeous. Still need to work on my tensions but still stuck with assignments.

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  10. another great works of the master tatter! i love the circular piece the most, and marking it now!

    also, i wanna let you know that i tagged you back on the "7 random facts" thing... hope you don't mind... rules are now on my blog.

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