Thursday, November 24, 2016
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.
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).
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..