We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

~ Walt Disney


18 March 2014

Heart Immortalised

Love this delicate-looking tatted heart by Mark Myers. Very dainty.

Tatted in DMC #70 White
Decided to stiffen it, thus, 'immortalised'.

13 March 2014

A Stitched Postcard

I signed up for The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap, and the given theme is "Create". Very interesting! I decided to create the letters that spell the theme. Some letters were tatted, others cut out from felt.

Materials were gathered.
Letters were positioned and pinned down. There is even a stamp for the back of the postcard!
The letters were first glued to the fabric, then stitched down, on the front!
The back is ready too!
It's the first time I've stitched a postcard, and I'm rather pleased with the outcome. Love the owl stamp! Now I hope my swap partner is happy with this too.

11 March 2014

Motif from a Japanese Tatting Book

Was again looking to tat a motif, and spotted this lovely motif in a Japanese title A New Approach to Tatting by Yusai Shokoin. Very sweet, and I added some seed beads for the fun of it. Not that fun adding beads, actually, because I find that if my concentration slipped even just for a bit, I missed putting in the required bead or two! ")

Tatted in Flora #20 Light Blue

10 March 2014

Bling-ing On

After the first round of blinging my Clovers here, I looked around for more items to play with. Found these netting needles that I bought online some time back. Hmm, nice potentials!

 
And they became transformed... Good fun!

08 March 2014

Tat My Letters

Signed up for a typography class last weekend, organised by the National Library of Singapore, and was introduced to how typefaces originated, as well as the anatomy of letters. Very interesting. When it came to hands on, participants were asked to design our own typefaces based on a purpose. I started doodling...

 
Naturally I attempted to incorporate tatting in my typefaces! Not too happy with the formations yet, so will continue to improve on these a bit more. Who knows, I might just have a winning set of fonts in time to come!
 
Now prior to attending the class, I took to browsing the tatted alphabet patterns that tatters have come up with. There was no particular favourite, but I found this set designed by Gillian Buchanan, and worked on a few alphabets. They are quick to tat up. I may use these again somewhere else. ;P

Tatted in Milford #40 Light Brown
Hope you are having a great weekend.

20 February 2014

Ring Issue Resolved

I read on Frivole's post about how her adding of another 2nd ds to a ring before closing it actually helped to give it a better shape, and re-opening a ring was much easier with this additional 'step'. I tried it when tatting this heart that also appears on the same post.

Susan's One Shuttle Heart using Lisbeth #40 Red Burst
I noticed that when I added a 2nd ds to the last stitch before closing the rings, the rings came together neatly, and proved all the advantages that Frivole mentioned. Thank you, Frivole, for sharing this 'technique'.
I promptly tatted another heart, and am totally comfortable with working in another 2nd ds.

Tatted with Flora #20 Pink
Beside these, I have completed Jane Eborall's TIAS 2014 challenge. It's a sailboat! I was a little naughty in telling Jane I didn't believe it's a sailboat just the day before the final reveal, and she panicked. Got'cha there, Jane! TIAS 2014 was fun!

Tatted in Flora #20 Medium Blue and Maroon