Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hot Off The Shuttles... An Unexpected Design

 #24 Motif Challenge

I was preparing to tat a motif in the DMC Festive Tatting book, but it did not quite look like the motif in my head, so I closed the book and took the IDEA of it and tatted what I imagined I wanted the design to look like.  The centre looks basically the same as the motif, though the stitch count is different and so is the direction of the chain. I re-worked the design of the outer row.

It still needs tweaking, but I am so pleased at this unexpected experiment.  I used Yarnplayer's fantastic Soft Pansy, #20, even though it is a first draft.  Couldn't help myself; the shuttles were wound in preparation for the book version.  

There are split rings in 12 places .  Tee hee! 

24 comments:

  1. Congratulations, you are a designer! That is awsome, especially in the colors you have used.

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  2. It's great! And you start designing more and more yourself! I'll predict that once day you are going to publish your own patternbook!
    Beautiful thread too!

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  3. Well Fox you have gone and done it again and made something wonderful and I truly love the colour of the thread!

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  4. I love the colours and its looks a lovely design well done
    Margaret

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  5. This is a perfect spring motif! Beautiful!

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  6. WOW!!!!
    You are brilliant!
    Suneeti

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  7. Lovely! I took a few minutes to browse through that book on Sunday afternoon... so many pretty designs!

    My fingers are itching to tat, but I must keep knitting!

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  8. Holy Moly! I feel like Sally Fields at the Academy Awards. You oldsters might recognize the allusion to her rather pathetic response!

    Thank you all for your very generous words. I just posted a photo of the motif after the Criminal Code did the heavy number... it looks so much better than the scanner.
    ♥ Fox : )

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  9. It looks great, Fox! I like it, I really like it! Well done!

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  10. You did a really great job on the snowflake! See what our imagination can do when we but it to work. Keep those new designs coming.

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  11. Lovely thread but an awesome design.
    Keep them coming, please.

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  12. This is certainly a beauty! I'm amazed you were able to get the solid color in the center. Is that a separate thread, or is it part of the HDT?

    You're definitely working overtime with all your experiments!

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  13. Kathy, The centre is done with lilac and leftover bamboo ecru. I wondered what I could pair it with and then remembered Marilee's fabulous HDT. Bingo!

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  14. That's lovely! So when will we be able to get the pattern????

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  15. trh, I am taking Sharon's Design course for a two reasons: to learn how to design tatting and to become knowledgeable about design software. Soon I hope to be able to write my own designs - all two of them - properly!
    Fox : )

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  16. I find you very creative. I like your drawing and the colors you've chosen
    have a nice day
    ancolie

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  17. Very nice design Fox, I am also playing - making use of what I learned early last year in Sharon's design class - very, very useful! (although I was naughty and run out of time at about the software stage and have not joined in again as I promised myself I would :()

    BTW thanks for visiting my blog...I used to admire stained glass, but love the bead making

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