Friday, July 29, 2016

Camilla

Camilla

    This is another favorite, ok, they are all my favorite.  

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Yaak

Yaak

   We went for a drive to see the Yaak Falls.  Evidently, this is on the other side of the mountain, that's across the street.   Funny how you have to drive all around the mountain to get to the falls.








 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Nesting

Nesting

    We had a painted turtle, that kept trying to find a nesting spot.  She would come up toward the house, every few days.  Don't know if she ever found a spot.




 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

Alternative

Alternative

     Same brooch, a few different beads...pearls instead of seed beads.

 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Beads

Beads

    Here is part two.



Beads and Terms:
    Experienced tatters can add the beads as you tat the brooch.  Beginners may want to sew them in, after your done tatting the brooch.  Feel free to substitute beads.





Step #3:
     Brooches tatted with DMC floss, the bead sizes are in parenthesis “(  )”.





1.)   Thread 6 - SB (3 mm) and go around again.  Pull the ends tight to form a circle.  The black lines show the direction to sew the beads in.   2.5 mm round beads can be used instead of SB. :)
2.)  Tack the ring down by sewing around the thread, that holds the beads together, and tack it to the bottom of the front rings.  In the area where the ring closes.   Sew this twice. (See diagram)
3.)  Add a bead on top of 6 – bead circle, using a 3 mm (4 mm) bead.  Tack it down on the opposite side.  Go back through the bead to secure it. 
4.)  Add 6 – 4 mm (6 mm) beads to the back rings.  Use the BOP and TTS (use the picot joins) techniques.  Sew this twice.


Step #4:
     Sew on the pin bar.  Use the holes and ends to attach the pin bar to the brooch.  Make sure you place the pin bar above the “horizontal axis” (see diagram).  Doing so, will prevent the brooch from “flopping” forward. 
 
     Add a drop of acid-free glue on the tatting, where the “flap” hits the tatting (see diagram).  This will prevent the threads from wearing.  This brooch should be stiff enough, not requiring stiffener.