Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tat Bug and Paws

Here is another project I finished earlier this week.  It is a tatting bug from The Complete Book of Tatting by Rebecca Jones.  Will be making another as I still am not happy with the way it lays.  Need to add google eyes for a complete bug.  Thread was hand dyed by me, size 10.

The paws are from Tat Days 2013.  They are made with three strands of glow in the dark embroidery floss.  Will be making more.  Also going to make a 4 set using 6 strands.  I plan on putting these on acrylic sheets and attaching it to a tree.  Using a black light at Halloween, I hope they will look like paw prints climbing up a tree!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Taking a Break

I am taking a little break from the Monster Doily to tat a few little things on the bucket list. 

First, I have been playing with embroidery floss and Jane's Emotitats.  I have noticed a difference in the brand of floss.  Both were made with three threads to give me a size 20 equivalent.  The small one is Hobby Lobby brand and the bigger one is DMC.  I have made another with the HL brand but I used 4 strands instead.  It came out much better. 

The green Kudzu bear was made with hand-dyed by me thread.  I have the link to the bear on a previous post.

I am keeping the bears (so far named Hucklebeary-Purple, Kudzu-Green, Bluebeary-Blue) as extras in by tatting bag.  These are great to give to kids where ever we are - who are interested in what I am doing.  I am going to be keeping some of the Emotitats as well.  I can give these to the bigger kids/adults.

I have completed another project, it is being stiffened and will be another post later this week.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Jan Stawasz Moje Robotki Doily Tat-Along

Sorry for the background of the photo.  It was the only bright spot I could find at the moment to take a pic.  Will be looking into making a light box for photos shortly.

I have just begun Row 6 of 18.  Had a few emergencies come up so it was put on back burner.  This is my evening project to work on when listening/watching the TV with hubby.  It will probably be next years fair entry.

This tat-along is over at InTatters if anyone is interested in looking at the progress of others in the group.