Sunday, February 21, 2010

5th Motif - Green Butterfly

This butterfly will be taking flight soon to the Palmetto Tatting Guild - it is my membership butterfly for 2010.

I made this butterfly once before when I first began tatting and it was quite a challenge then. This time I used a finer thread and took my time. The butterfly is actually five sections all joined together.

 
I used both shuttle and needle tatting techniques to make this butterfly. I could have done the entire butterfly using either technique, but I had already wound shuttles for both colors using the continuous thread method and I did not want to make the two- and three-ring centers using the thread on the shuttles. They are such small sections that I decided to needle tat them and leave the thread CTM on the shuttles for the larger outside sections of the wings.

Now fly away, fly away little butterfly...

7 comments:

M said...

Very pretty. Anyone viewing it should check out the larger size image as it shows the beauty even more.

Fox said...

WOW! Lots of work in that! Love the colours you used.
Fox : )

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Beautiful! I love the green/blue combination!

Tatteristic's 25 Motif Tatting Challenge said...

Thanks everyone! It's actually quite large. About 5" wide and 4" tall.

Jennifer said...

yay mommy - i love you - i need more of you - miss you like crazy!!!!! your work is so beautiful - if only i wa as half as talented as you :)

Bonnie said...

It is Beautiful! I love the color combination.

Mimi said...

Oh this is a beautiful butterfly!!!