Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Raspberry Repeats

Umintsuru has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged us with a Tat-Along on a pattern she has posted with permission of  Ruth Scharf,  here. It is a pretty one, not too difficult, just repetitious.

This was my first try - WAY too tight! I seem to have gone from being a floppy tatter to a tatter with an iron grip! So, I am trying again, and hope I have enough of this thread. (HDT  in #40 from Jess - I like her threads a lot.)

I also took a page from Tatting Fool's book and began a pattern she followed -  It is beautiful.

But, I am not going to continue, as I have completed one of the four repeats in the pattern and I am now tired of tatting the heart!  It requires a lot of concentration - as experienced over at A Happy Bluebird as well.  Can be tricky, this one.

#63-100 Motif Challenge


  1. Enter the Death Grip Tatter.
    (See Isdihara for further details.)

    1. HA HA! I know all about it and thought of Isdihara when I found I could not move my hand!
      Fox : ))

  2. Your motif and heart both look wonderful and fabulous in those gorgeous colors!!! :)

  3. Thanks, GK! It is lovely thread.
    Fox : )

  4. Hi Fox,

    Love the motif and heart both are beautiful.

  5. I like the idea of that challenge, but tension was my first worry. I have a hard time keeping the tension consistent, and worry about all those motifs being wonky :/ I will love to see how that beauty comes out for you!

    That thread is beautiful - and I've finally accomplished two of those hearts that I kind of like. Still afraid to try the doily of multiples though . . .

  6. I copied that Raspberry repeats pattern, but it may have to go on the back burner for a bit. Yours looks wonderful in that thread. I think it looks perfect.
    I haven't tried that heart either....looks a little too complicated for me right now.