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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Motif #9

More importantly - my first original! I really enjoyed making this up as I went along. I had drawn out a plan for the flowers, but couldn't get it to look like I wanted it to, so I started over. I just worked the stems as the 'muse' led me. I have learned so many new techniques from my new tatting friends. I put some of them to use in designing this. I could have made more flowers and longer stems, but I got impatient to put it together! This motif is about 2" square. Maybe I will add more to it later. This is my first time to use Sulky thread, (size 12). Through Jane, I found Hope who uses it all the time. She was very generous to send me samples of these three colors. They are #1035 dark burgundy, #4007 red brick blendable, and #4018 summer grass. Thank you so much Hope. I may never tat with any other thread again! Posted by Picasa


Karl and/or Madeline said...

How beautiful. You did a great job. I love it .... Madeline

***Jon**** said...

Lovely Laura, and well done for a first. Reminds me of flowers on a garden trellis.


Hope said...

how lovely!! Such a pleasure to make stitching with a wee thread enjoyable instead of trauma!! Thank you Jane for connecting us!!


TattingUpAStorm said...

Wow this would look so cute on a tote bag!

Arlene said...

I LOVE Sulky!! I like to combine a flat colour with the sparkly blending filament!! My friends are amazed by how finr the thread is but I reslly love working it! Great design!!! Thanks for showing

Tattycat said...

Thanks so much to all of you who looked and commented. I now have the confidence to try again! Now I just have to convince DH to invest in some Sulky of my own!