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Friday, 20 May 2011

Tatting with Mary Konior

I was the first stop for the Mary's Travelling book, Tatting in Lace by Mary Konior.   I was given one month to enjoy the book.

I managed to tat a few patterns from the book and it was also an opportunity to learn a few techniques and understand Mary Konior's design style.  I must say the more I look through her books, the more I am inspired by her designs.

First I made this Convolvulus design.  I received a bookmark in this design some time back and have always wanted to tat the design.
Convolvulus
Then I made the Angelica Snowflake.  I noticed that most of MK's design are one-shuttle patterns .  I have always had issues with bare thread tatting in shuttle-only patterns and this is a good exercise for me.

Next comes a few challenges that I set for myself. I also noticed that a common feature in MK's books is what she termed as 'composite' designs.  They are designs that are made up of fragments or tatting joined together. My challenges was to find a way of making these composite designs in one pass, and here are my attempts.  There are split rings and mock rings involved in these.
Corner Spray
Birdcage
Finally, this is a bookmark that I adapted from an edging pattern from the book, the Hedgerow

I also attempted the roll tatting, using patterns from MK's book, which I wrote about here and here.
I hope the next person in the list is enjoying the book as much as I had.

14 comments:

  1. so lovely tatting,I like Mary Konior's designs very much

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  2. I love Mary Konior's patterns.
    But the bookmark is very, very beautiful. I love the colors to.

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  3. santek... :) always love your work....

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  4. Beautiful tatting, its a lovely book, which I have and enjoy doing a lot of the patterns, I have just done the exchange bookmark from the book. Enjoy the book.
    Margaret

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  5. I love what you've done with Mary's designs! I also have problems with bare threads. I want to turn them all into chains, but that doesn't work very well for me. I think I'll look at my copy of the book again this weekend. Thanks for the reminder of what lovely patterns are in Tatting in Lace!

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  6. Woooow! Fantastic works!

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  7. What fun! Jon, your tatting is absolutely wonderul! j.

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing the things you found most inspiring from the book. Your comments are helpful.

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  9. Awesome looking projects! :)

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  10. I just received one of Mary Konior's books and I am enjoying the designs very much. I love the designs you've chosen to tat.

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  11. I have one of her books and havn't been impressed at all with the designs. Yet these look fun in the bright colors. Maybe I should give it a second chance before religating it to the back of the bookshelf.

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  12. Wonderful renditions of MK's designs! So very lovely - all of them!
    Fox : )

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  13. Beautiful work. I just bought one of her books and look forward to trying some of the patterns. Won't look like yours though lol Gill theshoogliebrush.com

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  14. Querida JON!!! Qué placer encontrarte y ver tus trabajos tan hermosos y los colores que eliges! Sueño que algún día lleguen esas Revistas o Libros de Frivolité a mi País: Argentina.Sólo puedo trabajar con fotocopias ... Con cariño:Pilar.

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