Saturday, January 31, 2015

My tatting collar

I have made this collar using thread size 20, and one shuttle in a stage of working , and two shuttles in the last round edge.
It a charted pattern. Still love charted pattern in any craft including tatting. I have practised some new things in this pattern like the flower motif , and that circular chain. I have used Sewmate shuttle , and love it because it holds good amount of thread , and it is tight to give me a good gauge.
The first edge of this collar which is around the neck was really trick for me because there is thread between two rings, and I wanted to keep the same length of that thread, so I have mark 4mm on my index finger , and use it as a ruler to measure the  length between rings. lol any way it is what came to my mind to solve my problem.
Still need to perfect my picots, and my stitches; I still don't like my stitches, and picots. I think tatting needs more good , and even stitches , and picots. I need to learn how to get the same length of picots without "picot gouge." I cannot use it for every single picot.

 A stage of this collar;
Close look;
Happy tatting for all of you.

Friday, January 2, 2015

My tatting doily

I have made this doily using a cotton thread size 20, and one shuttle. I like to use the method shuttle out of ball than two shuttles. I don't use two shuttles until I use both of them. This thread is an Egyptian cotton with silk finishing . It is very nice to work with , but it is slippery , and need to work in tight way to get better result.This doily is about 40 cm across.

Nothing new about this doily just ds(s), and picots. and after you make the center you just start to make the edge, and join with the center. It is a charted pattern. I love charted pattern more than written one. I have made this doily just to practise the normal (ds) and picots.

It gets some times to end it. Just one bad memory about this doily; I have made some mistakes in edge , and had to cut them out. I don't like to wrap tatting out. It is so boring, slow, and spoil the thread too specially when you work with shuttle so when I discovered the mistake, I cut that part out, and start from beginning ( with nervous of course ) lol. finally it is finished.

Here another picture for it during working it:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tatting Floral Bookmark

I have done two floral bookmarks . I have found this pattern in a Spanish magazine, and did it.
See their pictures. I will show you how to do it step by step later. Hope you like them.

 The other one
Another picture for both of them
The original pattern tells us to use two different sizes of threads to do this bookmark. I have done this with the blue-green one, and I have used the same size of thread with the red-green one.
we must use two shuttles to do this bookmark.
I have used  a big bead at the end of each other , and a tassel to decorate my bookmarks.

Happy tatting.

Little tatting motif-lot of New thing to learn

What I have learned doing this motif?
1) I have learned to do "Folded Join" at the end of first row so it won't be twisted join.
2) I have learned to do "split chain" so I can go to the next row without cutting the thread.
3)I have learned to do a "Mock Ring" , and "Mock picot" too .
4) I have learned to do a "Floated Ring".
See how it is important motif!!!!

Happy tatting for you all.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

My New shuttles( Review about them)

I have bought some new shuttles:

set of Sewmate  Brand shuttles
there are two kinds of Sewmate shuttles, one with tip, and the other one is tip-less.  Mine are tip-less as you see, they are about 7cm tall, 2cm wide, and 1cm height. It is really so lovely colorful  shuttles to use with both  thick and thinner threads. It is comfortable, and not heavy if you don't overload it with thread. It is very good for beginners in my opinion.

Prym Shuttles
This shuttles are 6.5cm tall , almost 2cm wide, and 0.5cm (half cm) height. I love love the body of this shuttle, it is so slim, and I love its movements through the thread. It is tip-less as you see so you must use a crochet hook with it. This shuttle is not suitable for beginners-in my own opinion- because it just work with very very fine thread. It is an amazing when you start working with thin threads.

Aero shuttle,
This shuttle is 8cm from tip to tip tall, 2cm wide, 1.3 cm height. As you see this shuttle has a hook in the end of it, so you don't have to use a crochet hook with it. It is shuttle with bobbin, and comes with an extra bobbin with it. It is lovely , and handy to use, but -in my own opinion -it is not for beginners too because it is not easy to deal with it, and I think it works with thin thread. You can load it with a thicker thread, but its hook is really so small to a degree you cannot use it with thick thread.  

Very cheap shuttles,
Those are copy of Clover shuttle. They are Chinese products, and it is very cheap. They are the first shuttles I owned. I have bought them from ebay for 1.5 dollars!!!!!!. Thanks China so much for their cheap products. I always use cheap tools, yarn, and thread when I start to learn new craft. This one -in my own opinion- is very good for beginners. You don't have  to carry hook with you , it is light to carry, and very easy to load it. Just one bad thing about the Chinese copy its tips are not tight enough, but still thank China for cheap products which give me a chance to start learning my crafts.

New costless ideas for tatting

 First Idea
Here is two box for your tatting thread.
They were  boxes of cake! and I saw them clear, and have a whole from upper part so thought it will be very good to keep my thread clean, and easy to work with specially if I work with two different colors. I have cleaned them, and dried, then used them as you saw in the picture.

second idea,
picot gauge
You may know that picot gauge will cost you about 6 $ or more. I have made my own gauge picot for free. Just piece of cartoon or plastic, and measure 3mm, 5mm, 10mm, 15mm, 20mm or more to do your own gauge. Here is a picture for this idea.
Third idea,
I have kept my shuttles using a pen box!!! It is big enough for them, and hard to keep my shuttles safe. Here is the picture
The picture when the box is closed,
Hope you like the ideas.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Decorate your hands (My desgin)

This is my first tatting design . They called it "Slave bracelet" , but I don't like this name. Maybe I will call it "Henna Bracelet" why??? because it seems like Black Henna Tattoo which some Arabic countries do it in wedding's celebration , and also Indian ladies do it on their lovely hands.  

I have made this bracelet using Egyptian cotton size 20, and two shuttles. I think my tatting stitches are better in this work. what is your opinion ??? see them better or still the same?????
I have tried this bracelet using needle, but don't like it with needle so I have replaced it with the shuttle.

Oh I hear you !!! telling me you still learn , and you design ?!! lololl my answer is there are two things I like about crafts one of them  is to learn them , second is to try designing . I most thing I don't like is to work, and work without anything new.

closer oner

Its last working stage
You also can see the closer I used for it
(Thanks for watching, and hope you like my design)

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