Size 20 thread.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
© 2016 Marie McCurry
This was written using size 20, Lizbeth thread and DMC embroidery floss (in parenthesis). Feel free to add decorative picots and/or beads. This brooch also would make a great pendant, bracelet or earrings. Finished size: 1 1/4” X 1 ¼” (size 20 thread) and 1 ½” X 1 ¾” (DMC floss).
2 – Colors of size 20, Lizbeth thread or DMC embroidery floss (use all 6-strands)
1 – Strand of gold or silver, metallic sewing thread (Coats & Clark or Sulky)
1 – 1” pin bar
10 – 12/0 (7) seed beads
2 – 2.5 mm (4mm) round beads
4 – 3 mm (4)round beads
2 – 4 mm (4mm) round bead
1 – 8 mm (10 mm) opalite (sea glass) round beads
2 – Shuttles
Matching sewing thread (optional, can use the ends to sew in the beads.)
All tatting will be done with one strand of metallic sewing thread and one strand of size 20 thread (DMC floss).
Wind shuttle one (SH 1) with the first color thread (in red) and the metallic thread.
Wind shuttle two (SH2) with the second color thread (in purple) and the metallic thread.
R1: 6 – 3 – 9 – 9 – 3 – 6
While tatting the chain, skip the first and last picots on the ring (*), these picots are for step #2.
C1: 10 + (Catherine Wheel Join (CWJ) on the second picot) 10 + (CWJ on the third picot) 10 + (CWJ on the forth picot) 10. Tie ends together.
Tat in alphabetical order (see diagram). Join rings “A” and “B” (*) to the first and last picots in the ring from step #1. You can hide ends now or use the ends to add the beads.
Size 20 thread on the left DMC on the right.
Use two shuttles to tat the pin bar. Your choice of color to use. Remember to add one strand of metallic thread. This portion can be tatted with the needle closed. The pin bar, usually, has three holes. Therefore, start tatting with one of the end holes.
The stitch count is for size 20, Lizbeth thread and the numbers in “( )” are for DMC embroidery floss. The shaded area require four Catherine Wheel Joins (CWJ). Follow the diagrams. The rings on the ends are “floating rings.” You can hide ends now or use the ends to add the beads.
Size 20 thread.