Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Craft Show

Craft Show

     Going to be at  the fairgrounds, in Bonners Ferry Idaho.  Will have lots of tatting stuff and glass crochet hooks.

Friday:  10 am to 6 pm
Saturday:  9 am to 4 pm

Hope to see some of you tatters.

Some hand sanitizers for the show.


 

Glucksklee

Glucksklee

      Another flake by Petra.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Snow

Snow

     The snow is flying so here's a snowflake from "Happy Occhi," by Petra.  This one is called "Vierling."

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

   Our tree for this year.  Lots of quilling and tatting decorations...need to tat an angel for the top.

 

Princess

Princess

     This is the princess pendant, to go with the matching earrings, from the Royal Collection.

 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

Slight

Slight

     The Bow Tie with a slight variation.  The middle bead was a little smaller.

 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Adding

Adding



Bow – Tie 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 “(  )”.  The black lines show the direction to sew the beads in.


1.)   Add 1 – 6 mm (8 mm) to the chains on the sides.  Use the BOP and TTS techniques.  Stitch this twice (see diagram).
2.)  Add 1 – 2.5 mm (4 mm) to the front, middle rings; using the picots to sew through.  Use the BOP and TTS techniques.  Stitch this twice (see diagram).
3.)  Add 1 – seed bead/1 – 4 mm/1 – seed bead (1 – seed bead/1 – 6 mm/1 – seed bead) to the outside chains in the middle      .  Use the BOP and TTS techniques.  Stitch this twice (see diagram).
4.)  Add 1 – squatty 4 X 7 mm (4 X 7  mm) to the large, middle ring.  Use the BOP and TTS techniques.  Stitch this twice (see diagram).




 


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 tatting from wearing.  This brooch may need to be blocked and stiffened..








Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Last

Last

     The last brooch pattern from this collection.





Bow – Tie Brooch     
© 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  5/8” X 7/8” (size 20 thread) and 2 ¼” X 1 ¼”  (DMC floss).

Materials:
3 – 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
4 (4) – 12/0 seed beads
2 – 2.5 mm ( 4mm) round beads
2 – 4 mm (6 mm) round beads
2 – 6 mm (8 mm) round beads
1 – 4 X 7 mm (4 X 7 mm) squatty bead
2 – Shuttles
Matching sewing thread (optional, can use the ends to sew in the beads.)
Acid-free glue   
      All tatting will be done with one strand of metallic sewing thread and one strand of size 20 thread (DMC floss). 
Step #1:
Wind 2 – shuttles, each with a different color (color 1 and color 2) and one strand of the metallic sewing thread.  Add a little more thread to color 2 shuttle.  Will use it for the “core thread” in the second step.



Letters are picot, joining points.  Red numbers are the tatting order (see diagram).
Note:  position the rings in the proper place before closing the rings.
R1 (color 1, 1):  2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2   (10 picots/2 ds)
R2 (color 1, 2), start at “A”:  4 – 6 – 4
R3 (color1, 3):  4 + (join to “L” picot) 4.  Position in front of R2 before closing ring. 
LJ to picot “B”.
C1 (color 2, 4):  3 ds; LJ to picot “C”
C2 (color2, 5):  3 ds; LJ to picot “D”
C3 (color 2, 6):  3 ds; LJ to picot “E”
R4 (color 1, 7):  4 – 4
R5 (color1, 8):  4 + (join to “N” picot) 6 - 4.  Position behind R4 before closing ring. 
LJ to picot “F”.
R6 (color1, 9):  4 + (join to “P” picot) 4.  Position in front of R5 before closing ring. 
LJ to picot “G”.
R7 (color2, 10):  7 - 5.  Position behind of R4 and R5 before closing ring. 
R8 (color2, 11):  5 + (join to “O/N” & “V” picot) 10 - 5.  Position in front of R7 and behind R5 before closing ring. 
R9 (color2, 12):  5 + (join to “P/Q” & “X”) 7.  Position behind R8 before closing ring.
C4 (color 2, 13):  3 ds; LJ to picot “H”
C5 (color 2, 14):  3 ds; LJ to picot “I”
C6 (color 2, 15):  3 ds; LJ to picot “J”
R10 (color1, 16):  4 + (join to “K”) 4.  Position in front of R2 before closing ring.  Cut ends, can use the ends to add the beads or use matching sewing thread.
R11 (color2, 17):  7 - 5.  Position behind of R10 and R2 before closing ring. 
R12 (color2, 18):  5 + (join to “Z/K” & “R” picot) 10 - 5.  Position in front of R11 and behind R2 before closing ring. 
R13 (color2, 19):  5 + (join to “L/M” & “T”) 7.  Position behind R13 before closing ring.  Tie ends BUT DO NOT CUT ENDS!!  This will be used as the “core thread” for step 2

Step #2:
     Continue to use the shuttle with the second color for the “core thread.”  Your working thread will be the third color and one strand of metallic thread.  Feel free to add more/less picots or seed beads.



      All chains are two double stitches with picots in between (see diagram).   Start tatting the lower, center chain:  2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 (5 picots).  Lj after the three chains from Step #2 (see diagram).  Continue tatting the next chain with 5 picots, Lj, then the 7 picots, Lj, continue around.  Tie and cut ends.  You can hide the ends or use them to add the beads.


DMC on the top and size 20 thread on the bottom.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Bows

Bows

      Here is the last? pattern.  This brooch is called, "Bow-Tie Brooch."

 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Hand Sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer

    Need to keep my hands clean, before start tatting.  Found this cute holder for my hand sanitizer on the web.


 Going to be at  the Bonners Ferry Middle School Caferteria, in Bonners Ferry Idaho.  Will have lots of tatting stuff and glass crochet hooks.

Saturday:  9 am to 3 pm