After a long day of practicing my ribbonwork skills, I was compelled to pick up my tatting needle this afternoon whilst reading a wonderful post on Intatters about Autumn and this is the result:
This is a motif that I can tat on "auto-pilot". It was done using Valdani 100% COLORFAST hand-dyed size 8 pearl cotton in color #O533 "Golden Autumn" and solid #200. There are Swarovski 4mm bicone and seed beads accents. The motif is very easy and is tatted as follows:
R5-5 - with seed bead, Swarovski, seed bead 5-5 CL RW
CH7 with 5 graduated -s 7 CL RW
R5+5- with seed bead, Swarovski, seed bead 5-5 CL RW
Continue tatting for a motif of 8 Rs & CHs. Tie, cut, hide ends.
For accent tatting:
Join to any joining - of previous round and over tat
CH12 CL + and continue around motif, tie, cut, hide ends.
Run needle through top cap of ds 2 stitches prior to graduated picot set of first round chain and
CH9 with 5 graduated -s 9 CL + on other side of previously tatted picot set in corresponding ds cap
CH2-2 CL + to next chain as you did at the beginning of this round.
Continue around motif, tiem cut hide ends & voila!
Many thanks to Frivole for the beautiful Autumn eye candy that inspired my tatting today! Check out her fantastic blog.
I must admit, my ribbonwork skills have declined seriously from lack of use. Wish I hadn't let myself get so rusty! I found this little cloche at Target yesterday:
It is a lovely 100% wool felt hat but has some really ugly felt flowers on it. I have a love for the 1920's & 1930's and could not pass this hat by. It was begging to be redone with some hand sewn silk ribbon flowers, leaves and needle tatted accents. I may even have to bling it out with some of the pearls and Swarovskis I purchased recently. I am currently looking at my thread stash and considering my thread options as well as picking through my vintage millinery accents and ribbons for possible working materials. I hope to at least start the hat refurbishment this weekend. Any comments or suggestions for what would help this cloche look cute on my short red bobbed hair?
I am still awaiting suggestions, folks, for the next Piney Woods Give Away Event. Let me know as I am going to decide tomorrow what to do. I value my readers input.
Well, I am off to play with the Autumn colored thread some more. Until tomorrow~