Monday, July 7, 2014

World Cup Tatting

Felt I needed something to do while watching World Cup Soccer the past several weeks.  Here are my results.  Just something easy and not to complicated.

The paperclip birds are from the Palmetto Tatters free patterns page.  It is called Bird on a Wire.  The Snowflake on a Paper Clip is a pattern by Ellen Lai.  It was a class project for the online tatting class.

 The motif is from  It is under motifs (Tatted motives 2).

The Hucklebear is a pattern by Gina Butler.  The Hucklebear is in purple/periwinkle size 10.  Kudzu is in size 20 green/yellow green.  I decided to do a Bluebear in turquoise/sky blue in size 20.  I just added a few extra stitches to the size 20 to make it a little bigger.  I also found for me it was easier to do the eyes and snout first then the head and ears.  These tat up quickly.  Will be sending these to someone who uses these types of items for treasures in teaching 2nd to 4th graders to tat.  The bears I am going to keep making and carry with me as give aways to children who see me tat and are interested.  All thread used for the bears were hand dyed by me.

I have finished my 25-motif challenge.  From January to June, my projects numbered about 31.  Can't believe I have tatted this much this year.  I have decided to start another one for July through December.  So these are my first ones for my new challenge!


  1. Everything looks wonderful!!! :)
    I love the bears and those fabulous colors!!! :)

  2. Thanks. I may play with colors on the bears some more. I made a dark navy outside and an orange face for hubby. He put it somewhere before I could take a picture. I think kids will love these as well as butterflies.