Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Hearty Little Tat

Designed by Martha Ess
Pattern from Tatting Patterns from Workbasket Magazine
Thread is Finca Perle #16 -  2ply and SKINNY!

This is the third one I have tatted and I finally am comfortable with the pattern.

Now, in the next one, copying one of Tatting Fool'
latest ventures, I am up to my old tricks:


I have begun the FOURTH go-around.  So far, I am okay.  Seems I STILL do not read the patterns...

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I seem to have been productive this summer.  I looked at the lamp and it is covered with new pieces.  Nothing has been up there long enough to gather dust!

p.s The motifs are simply placed on the lampshade, 
and they stay put - usually - unless really heavy with beads.
That way, I can change them, or re-arrange them at will.

22 comments:

  1. I love that little heart pattern - looks great! You are such an inspiration :)

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  2. I love the lamp! How do you attach the tatting to it?

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  3. Gian seems to be learning to tat! Love the motif! I'd try the lamp shade display, but when I look closely, I see way too much dust. Maybe I should give up tatting for cleaning. Then again...

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  4. Great idea with the lamp! Beautiful exposition.

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  5. What a wonderful heart! I just love the lamp shade. I wish I had your talent :)

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  6. Love the comments! Thank you so much!

    Diane, Dust? You see dust? What dust? LOL : ))

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  7. I bet your lamp throws off the most wonderful lit designs at night! Love the heart.

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  8. Finca size 16 is one of my favorite threads. I love the feel and the sheen, but it is a bit fragile if I have to retrotat. Love the lampshade idea. Looks like a great way to get some additional personal enjoyment from your work.

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  9. What a winsome heart! So delicate, like the first blossom of Spring.

    "No more clever a work of art could be found than a lamp shade adorned with delicate tatting."
    ~Is'Dihara (hee hee)

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  10. love the lampshade~! and i love the colors of the new heart!!! very yummy


    Keep at it, i know you'll get it!

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  11. Nice job on the heart. Progress! Sorry you're having trouble with your next project, but I have confidence that you will prevail:)

    Your lampshade is wonderful. I like that you just lay them on it, easy to put on, easy to take off. My lampshade looks similar to Diane's - dusty! I do take a lint roller to it once in awhile, but not often enough. Maybe if I put tatting on it no-one would notice the dust??

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  12. Beautiful heart,

    You have been busy as your lampshade is nearly overflowing.
    Margaret

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  13. tattrldy, I thought Diane meant that MY lampshade was dusty! tee hee!

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  14. Guess what? That Workbasket heart was my first published pattern. I get happy when it still shows up over 20 years later.

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  15. Well! Martha! I have added the appropriate credit for this sweet little heart! This is an amazing design for a beginner - which I assume you were that long ago! I found it challenging and fun to tat, Fox : )

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  16. Designers didn't be by-lines in Workbasket in those days, so it's a little known fact that this one is mine. I wonder who the other Workbasket tatting designers may have been. I know Myrtle Hamilton did a lot of patterns for them.

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  17. Ce frumoase realizari ai! Sunt atat de finute si frumos colorate!

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