Sunday, March 28, 2010

6th Motif - Clover

I am fascinated with Mary Konior's Tatting with Visual Patterns and am enjoying trying out all of her designs. This is the Clover pattern and, as you can see, I used my new Pop-a-Bobbin shuttle to make it. This shuttle is very comfortable and holds a lot of thread which makes doing edgings a breeze.

The pattern provided a lot of good practice doing clovers and it turned out so beautiful that I am going to put it on a special crazy quilt block.

The edging is about 9.5" long and you can see there is still plenty of thread left on the shuttle. Yippee, fewer ends to hide! I think this pattern would make a beautiful choker necklace.


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Very pretty! This is one of my favorite edgings, and I think you've chose a beautiful color for it!

Carol Lawecki said...

The edging is such a pretty design!! And that green is so vibrant. Is this Lizbeth thread, if so, what color?

Fox said...

Beautiful thread; beautiful tatting!

Love the bobbin - Mine is Elm. What kind of wood is yours? It is such a lovely colour.
Fox : )

Tatteristic! said...

I love this thread. It's Lizbeth Spring Green #20-680.

My shuttle is Sycamore. I've requested a second shuttle in a dark wood just for a fun contrast.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Mary Konior's patterns are wonderful and I was lucky to get the Visual Patterns book many years ago. I'd love to acquire her other three books!

I'm VERY impressed with your tatting and with your blog! I'm amazed how many tatters not only do beautiful tatting but know how to set up their blogs with all the 'widgets' and pretty templates right away.

Also, I've been investigating how to write over photos and I'm confused about the different software products. Can you tell me what software you use?

I also love your butterfly! Beautiful colors and nicely done! I wish I could attend the Palmetto convention, but I don't think I can do so this year. I'm sure it would be a great experience!

Tatteristic's 25 Motif Tatting Challenge said...

Kathy, I use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and like them both very much but Photoshop is pretty expensive.

You may have photo editing software already on your computer or on the CD that came with your printer. You might want to look through your list of programs for something that will work before you invest in new software.

Whatever you decide to do, it is a lot of fun to be able to edit, resize, and type important or just fun information right on the photo.

Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions about what I'm using.

Thanks for checking out my blog. I'm going to check your blog right now to see what beautiful things you've been making.

Marty said...

Very pretty! I'm going to have to dig out my copy of Tatting with Visual Patterns. There are so many pretty things in there.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Thanks so much for the reply to my question about adding text on photos!

My own editing software (Microsoft Photo Editor (desktop/XP) and Windows Photo Gallery (laptop/Vista), as powerful as they are, don't seem to have text capability.

In surfing the Net this morning I've discovered "Picnik", which Google has just recently purchased! I tried the 'demo' and it is pretty cool! It seems to be quite inexpensive, and I'd only need the basics. All kinds of neat effects and possibilities!!!

Thanks again for your quick reply!
This is why I enjoy blogging, although ironically Blogger/Picasa had a problem yesterday, and all photos in blogs couldn't be seen for several hours! I'm glad I wasn't posting yesterday!

Tatteristic's 25 Motif Tatting Challenge said...

Thanks Marty! I only have one of Mary Konior's books. I love it and eventually will probably try every one of her motifs because they're all just beautiful.

Kathy, I'm glad you found some software to use. It's a lot of fun. I was hoping to make it to the Palmetto conference this year too but now it doesn't look like that will happen :(

Maybe next year!