Saturday, November 1, 2008
My First Tatted Motif
This motif was my first attempt on tatting and there is no turning back. The affair with tatting started when I was at a craftshop last Saturday browsing some crochet pattern books. I was attracted by the designs on the cover so I picked it up, thinking it was for crochet patterns. I was intrigued by the technique and bought a pair of shuttlers on impulse. I didn't have time till 2 days ago, I decided to sit down to study the technique and started to play with this new toy.
The first motif is a butterfly because my girl spotted the pattern and said she wanted a pink one. I used my crochet thread to practise with it. It took me one whole hour to figure it out. Phew.
I found some pink thread in my stash and used the same pattern last night but tried adding beads to the picots. The centre seemed empty so I threaded a pearl. Looks pretty good for a hairclip! Ah Girl loved it when I gave it to her this morning. I'm going to make another one tonight to make it a pair.