Friday, February 4, 2011

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Happy New Year to all my Asian friends and family!
Welcome, Year of the Rabbit.
 
More 'Lello'
#25 Motif Challenge

Mom's opalescent ivory beads are perfect in this motif.  I love yellow, when it is a soft, buttery colour like this #20 Cebelia  - one of my favourites of all my threads and I hardly use it because it is so soft, yet I do really like the shade.

This is Teiko Fujito's pattern, tatting only the first round.  Yes, it is all done in only one round. Made for a wee bit of hair-pulling till I got the directions nailed down... Directional tatting = hair loss. 

By the way - I used Jane's method of attaching beads for the button ( which I found at work - isn't it sweet?) and it is a very effective way of doing things - with a safety pin. Thanks Jane!

20 comments:

  1. The Lello is lovely - so soothing. And a pretty tat!

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  2. It's BEAUTIFUL, Fox! LOVE how you picked up the green from the leaves on the button for the inner ring of beads and the outer ring beads are WONDERFUL! REALLY nice job tatting this pretty pattern and the yellow is SUCH a welcome sight for me today, as I look out the window and JUST. SEE. WHITE.

    :) Ann

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  3. Hi Fox,

    It is truely beautiful and the beads show the colour off, well done
    Margaret

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  4. This is really pretty. I don't normally think of yellow as a soothing color, but this one is. It's making me think of spring here in frigid NM where there is an official state of emergency right now due to the cold.

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  5. I love how tatting can showcase one little button, charm or small pin and give it a new home! Excellent tatting, as usual. Even the first round stands alone as an excellent design.

    Thanks for the info on Ms Fujito.
    Also, I'm quite anxious to try Jane's bead/paper clip method. It looks like a great way to experiment with beads without having to load the beads ahead of time.

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  6. Beautiful. The colors work so well with that button. I'm sure that no one will notice the missing hair :)

    Thanks for the kind comment that you left on my blog the other day.

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  7. I normally am not a fan of yellow, but that is the most beautiful piece of yellow tatting I've ever seen! The button is so perfect for this. I'm jealous!

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  8. I LOVE the 'Lello' and the button is perfect. I really love this motif.

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  9. Oooo! Pretty! Lovely job. The button is displayed beautifully with the 'lello thread and the two shades of beads.

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  10. Thank you so much for all these wonderful comments! : ) Fox ♥

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  11. SO, SO Pretty!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

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  12. Beautiful composition with this button.

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  13. Very pretty, looks so delicate.So how did you add the button?

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  14. Well, HELLO, Tatskool!♥ Nice to see you!

    I pulled the button through a long picot and held it with a safety pin. At the other end I attached it so it was symmetrical. Make sense?
    Fox : )

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  15. So pretty! I am fairly new to tatting, and am collecting up patterns that I'd like to make... Can you give me a link to this actual pattern? I see you said you just made round one. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Angela,
    Thanks!

    Sorry I cannot give you a link. This is from a book which you will have to track down on the Internet.

    The book it is in is: Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito. ( Perhaps a bit complicated for beginners, but a few patterns are very good, especially if you tat only the centre - as I have done here.)

    Welcome to Tat-Land and Good Luck!
    Fox : )

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