Monday, June 18, 2012

Shall We Tat?

Umintsuru  posted a comment on tat-ology last week:

Shall we tat one from Julie's Just Marking Tome? You choose one for me to tat and I will choose one for you. Are you game??

Tatted by Umintsuru
About 6"

She chose Lizbeth #80 Desert Boom for the ‘Petals Variation’ Pattern from Julie Patterson’sJust Marking Tome” book.

I chose Krystle’s #80 Wisteria Lane for the ‘Eye Spy’ pattern; it was a really fun pattern to tat and I adore this colourway. 

                                         Tatted by Fox                           #28/100
About 4.5 "

Umintsuru and I had a lot of un-tatting to do with the #80 threads we had each chosen! 

My pattern was very easy, in spite of all the Catherine Wheel joins and the onion ring construction.  I really loved tatting it, and cannot figure out why I made so many needless mistakes. Must be the heat!


Also, I used some very tiny beads, that I THINK I received from Jess. Please correct me if I am wrong. I had to use a #.04 hook - so small - because these are the teeniest. But so pretty and the perfect colour.

19 comments:

  1. Hi Fox,

    That bookmark is lovely and your onion rings look prefect, Wendy did a lovely bookmark too, in fact I like them both, Well done to both of you.

    Margaret

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  2. Beautiful work. I always worry that beads in a bookmark will damage pages, but these are so tiny I'm sure that wouldn't be a problem.

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  3. That bookmark is so very pretty! I love the colors you used! Good job!

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  4. Wow, what fun to pick for each other, sometimes it is hard to make a decision for yourself.
    both bookmarks are very pretty.

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  5. Hoo-Weeee! You two tatted up those bookmarks in a flash. So quick, yet so impeccably done. *double.round.of.applause* Great job, ladies!

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  6. Your patience and perseverance amaze me (both you and Umintsuru)! Tatting with 80 thread, Catherine wheel joins, onion rings, plus tiny beads, tatting and untatting. Not to mention the amazing number of motifs and items you tat, while giving us the benefit of all your research and experiments! I really like Julie's onion ring bookmark and the thread color. What are the dimensions in size 80? Do you use your bookmarks? I can't imagine you even have time to read - other than books about tatting! I really think they should be framed!

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    1. Kathy, Your kind words are always so supportive! Thank you for taking the time to write all that.

      I added the lengths under the pics - thanks for pointing out the issue of size.

      No, I never use my own bookmarks. Actually I only use one of Krystles that she made for me about two or more years ago and one of xstchntat’s (on InTatters) that I got a few months ago. I do not need one for my Kobo. I read tons - and NOT about tatting!
      Fox : )

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  7. Both are pretty, but I do admit to having a strong preference for Eye Spy! Beautiful tatting!

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  8. Wonderful tatting! Your onion rings look perfect: mine always seem to end up squished together.

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  9. Such fun! Both bookmarks are beautiful - you are both so good to get a little fun tatting time in :)
    I, too, got the Julie Patterson books - but I'm S L O W to get much tatting done . . .

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  10. I love both of the bookmarks! I'm sad, I like to make bookmarks but I have so already many that I don't use...Kindles don't need bookmarks, darn it! :) Great job on a very intricate-looking design!

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  11. Thank you Fox, for a fun weekend tatting.

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    1. Thank YOU, umintsuru! Yes, it was inspiring!
      Fox : )

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  12. Très jolis signets avec une préférence pour le deuxième...J'ai reçu les livres de Julie Patterson et je vais commencer par un signet...
    J'aime vos couleurs de fil aussi...
    A bientot

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    1. Je vous remercie, Charlette! Vous allez profiter des livres - ils sont super!
      Fox : )

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  13. Dear Fox,

    your bookmark is very beautiful.

    greetings Manuela

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