Monday, June 11, 2012

Tatted Candle and Penny

Marilee Rockley has a new tatting pattern, One Small Candle. One can find the pattern here .  I have never seen a pattern so well illustrated and explained in writing. Thank You Marilee!!  I tatted the candle base with Lizbeth 657 - Ocean Turquoise Dk, Candle is 623 - Raspberry Pink Lt and the flame 614 - Lemon Lt.

I was looking for a pattern to fit a 2012 penny for a wedding gift. Nancy Tracy had just what I was looking for. A Tatted Medallion  ( works up quickly and the penny fits in the center. A ribbon is woven around and tied with a bow at the bottom.

Our Art League will be having a raffle for different items during the fair. I was looking for a quick pattern and another one of Nancy's patterns, Fields of Clover Doily,  was just what I was looking for. Here is what I have tatted up in 2 hours. It is highly recommend to block it out on each round.  I used a Styrofoam lid but when it gets bigger will have to find something else. I asked Georgia if Picot gauges really make a difference and of course the answer was Yes!!    On a doily like this  one can see it will make a difference. I hope who ever gets it will enjoy this beautiful piece of tatting.  Someone gave a box of material and at the bottom were all these crochet doilies and runners. Filthy dirty and oily, a tatters nightmare thinking that their work will end up like this. I soaked all the pieces in shout and washed them many times.  All of the doilies had to be cut up  and pieces of the edgings used in  CQ blocks.  The linen I have been using on counted cross stitch and it has a beautiful feel to it when working. 


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Everything looks wonderful! I never thought of putting a penny inside two tatting motifs... great bridal gift!

Quayceetatter said...

Thank U for the comment.I wanted to send a 2012 penny and tatting 2 motifs with a ribbon to hold the penny worked.

Marilee Rockley said...

These are all beautiful projects, and I'm so glad to hear that you had fun with the candle pattern!