#22 Motif Challenge
This was such a fun tat. Same Karey Solomon thread as the last post, and the Pattern is 'Small Heart', by Jennifer Williams. I rather like the tiny, lime beads.
Ummm... it's a little thing about the beads. I cannot seem NOT to use them. I love beads. All colours and shapes . But only little beads. Soon, very soon, I may have to break out - go big and bold and even brassy! Maybe adding - gulp - buttons!
This is something that has sort of overtaken me by stealth. Before, I had an impression that folks who used a lot of beads were a bit... well ... over the top. I suppose I have to eat - dare I say it - crow!
Beads are NOT tacky or gaudy, nor are they reserved for those lacking good taste. Beads are for the pure of heart, the artistic, the brave, the adventuresome. Beads are all about joie de vivre and la dolce vita. The world needs many more shiny, colourful, beautiful beads; they could right a bunch of wrongs out there beyond the borders of Tat-land!
Listen-up world leaders; you need beads and lots of them.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Krystle and I did a bookmark exchange and she sent me this wonderful piece and some green silk thread. Well, I told her I wanted to tat the same thing for my sister's BD, and she sent me some burgundy silk to go with the green! How generous and kind is that?
I only hope I can do it justice. It is different, though not difficult to work with. It feels great. Thank you, Krystle! I am going to enjoy working with silk very much!
The silk is not the difficulty, however, the pattern, though it looks easy being only rings and chains, is quite surprisingly demanding in its simplicity. This is a good challenge.
Also, I trust that sis will not read this, as she does not enjoy computers very much, and is not a huge fan of tatting (but she does read a lot) so I think I am safely incognito here, as far as she is concerned!
Now, there has been some talk about beads in bookmarks - how they make the thing too thick between the pages. These are small beads and I do not think they will be a bother. The pages will get used to them. There will be beads. Period.