Tuesday, 12 November 2013

For the orange dress

Dear Jane Eborall, do you think this would match with your orange dress? (I'm sure she has one, perhaps not unicolour, thinking about her love for colours)
The orange is a bit pale, because the darker orange did not fit with the blue. Matching two colours of thread and adding even two colours of beads is very difficult. You look at the colours, you put the thread balls one over the other, and they seem to fit nice, you choose the beads, and they seem to fit nicely, you work them all together and then you through the piece away with disgust!

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

I like the flowers, I like the daffodils

I like the flowers, I like the daffodils, I like the mountains, I like the rolling hills, I like the fireplace, when the light is low, daram da, daram da, dam da, daram da da da! This is not a daffodil, but I like this song

Sunday, 13 October 2013

the summer square 1

This is the third attempt of the lilac summer square of previous post. As you see, I cut without pain, in this I have a big amount of patience, until the piece lays flat and every join is perfect. When I design a square, I have to join at least 4 squares to see, if they do perfectly fit. I liked this colour combination of green and variegated Lizbeth 20. Then I had to quit, because it did not fit in the middle. This time I found the right stitch count and so the lilac came out perfect.

summer creation

My dear tatting friends, Summer and summer holidays are always my best moments for inspiration. My husband Belisario does everything for me to leave me the whole time for creative works. He cooks, he cleans, he does the shopping and he also organizes some expositions for me. In summer I have a book, where I design, and then I try to tat my designs. 50% of them do not work, but some come out pleasing. This one is one of them. But...the clunys, which I like, have a problem, they twist, so the pieces with clunys have to be fixed well, a thing I'm too lazy to do. Hmm, perhaps you can suggest a solution!

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Red and blue

Two versions, one for the red dress and one for the blue dress

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Further instructions for the prefered necklace

Dear tatting friends, I got aware, that I need to give you some more instructions for the "prefered necklace". Use thread in two different colors size 20 (the wonderful Lizbeth thread size 20 is a bit too thin, perhaps if there is 15, that would be better) Use seed beads in 2 colors, size 11 or 10 (your choice) The big beads are 6mm beads The detail you see on the bottom is natural size. Before you start, load the seed beads for the SCMR on the thread of the color that self closing ring will be: load not all the beads, about 30, because you will to have to load a second shuttle, so taking along too much beads is not necessary. Be aware that the first row of the second square is in the wrong direction (look at the detail), this is normal. On the squares make little picots for joining, but if it happens that there is no picot, you pull out a bit of thread to join. I wish you to enjoy it!

Sunday, 22 September 2013

The prefered necklace

My dear tatting friends, I'm now in a new home, all my things are stuffed well, a new life can start. So I'm in a very good mood and want you to partecipate, gifting you with a the free pattern of one of my favorite patterns: the prefered necklace! This necklace lays so perfectly under the neck, it has the right weight to lay flat, and ... it is really easy to make.