Monday, October 12, 2015

Trying to master something I dread.....



I guess every tatter has something they dread doing. For me it is two very different techniques.
Split chains and mignonette stitch......(shivering in a heap in the corner).

Well.... To my amazement I managed to master the split chain thanks to the wonderful tutoring from Susan Moore at our last Tat 'n' Chat in Melbourne. Yes there is evidence but going to hold off showing that just a bit longer!! (But now I can do that pesky TARDIS bookmark for my mate Andrew!)

So now it is on to bare thread spaces.......eeeeek.




 I have read back through my wonderful book by Judi Banashek and have selected ANOTHER Konior pattern called Love-In-A-Mist but only the glass mat version unless I REALLY love it....

BUT!! Always a but when I am doing something I am scared of!

Gloria Nelson from Sparkling Light Creation Studio has come to the rescue with her Bare Thread Space Tool!

With a bare thread space measure AND a picot gauge, this handy little tool will get a reasonable amount of use! 


For more info you can contact Gloria at sparklinglight.creationstudio@gmail.com She is based in Canada and ships worldwide.



Another oval!



One more oval for the collection.

Two great things about this pattern.
First - it is a really easy one to follow. By the lovely Lis Christiansen from the Danish Tatting Association.

Secondly - the gorgeous hand dyed threads by Alenalea Rako. She sells her thread through her Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/AlenAleaDesign

Beautiful threads right here in Melbourne!



           I can honestly say I really enjoyed tatting this one!!
      Thread is AlenAleaDesigns size 40 Crocus (Variegated) and Violet
       Special thanks to Belinda Spence for helping me with my color coordination issues!!