Thursday, July 21, 2016



    Here is part two.

 2-Layered Flower Brooch   
© 2016 Marie McCurry

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.


  1. Great instructions & graphics !
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful pattern :-)

  2. Catching up again, and I am blown away by the sweet brooch and this amazing tutorial (both parts)! Very 'artistic', of course, with wonderful detail. It's very generous of you to share it!