Thursday, 11 February 2010
England, needle tatting and other things
Returning to my trip to England and my stay in Brenda Rebhorn's house among a lot of other exciting things Brenda taught me to needle tat. In the first moment I was a bit sceptical about it, but then I realized, that it is a technique one has to know and it has some possibilities, expecially when working with beads, that the shuttle tatting does not have, allthough the shuttle tatting has possibilities, which the needle tatting does not have. Anyway I tried out one of Gunhildes wonderful necklaces. Please don't criticize the bad execution of the sample, but I'm a beginner in the needle tatting, but you see in the picture, that with the needle tatting you can put both your threads through the bead (look at the chain on top). With the shuttle tatting this is not possible, so one has to put the bead in another way (second sample). The knots are not so neat and tight, as the shuttle tatting, but with beads the needle tatting is easier and faster. I'm so grateful to Brenda to teach me this, and she is a phantastic teacher.
Here I show you some other pictures from England: One thing which impressed me a lot, where the very high and perfectly cut hedges!
After a period of depression I forced myself into positive thinking and so I started to finish my projects. So I finally finished all the pieces for a book of boxes I will realize together with Inga Madsen. I cannot show these pieces to you, but I can say you that I'm very satisfied about the result.
Second I finished all the designs for a book of edgings and insertions, which are much more than the number which can stay in a little booklet, so I will give you some of them as free patterns. I now have to put the edgings on the right items, which is another lot's of work, because for the photos work has to be finished. I show you one of the pieces!