I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I have already started Christmas tatting. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be featuring quick and easy tatting ideas for the holiday season. The first project is one that I have used in beginner tatting classes for over 15 years. It is a simple ring with picots and a bow adhered to the front. These can be used as earrings, pendants, bobby pin and barrette accents, as well as card and gift accents. I oftentimes add jingle bells and beads to the picots for that extra Christms bling.
R1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-CL, tie & cut. Tie small red ribbon and glue. OR
R1 with 13-s CL, tie & cut. Tie small red ribbon and glue.
The counts are just a suggestion. Vary the ds and - counts for different effects; add beads, jingle bells, charms, whatever your heart desires. Have fun playing and creating. The recipient is sure to be pleased with your efforts!
I am working on another variation to share with you tomorrow. And I am bouncing around ideas for what I should tat to best accent the fabulous vintage Regency brooch pictured below:
I think a fluffy frame with the Valdani M 43 pearl cotton would be gorgeous. What do you think?
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Lily Fey is letting me know that it is time for her afternoon tug-of-war play session. Guess I had better humor her so I can get back to tatting sooner rather than later. Until tomorrow~