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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Irish Crochet/Tatted Rose Snowflake



This is what Diane and I have been working on that we were keeping secret. We are both excited about it. It was Diane's idea, but we all know she is a unable to tat or crochet at present. We know we can't copyright the Irish crochet technique, but the idea of the rose with my design for the tatted leaves we hope is unique. I made up a couple of the techniques I used on the leaves. I am going to check and see if anyone has done them before. I am so glad that things are starting to click and I am thinking of things to do without someone having to tell me or show me!

I wanted it to look as real as possible, so the leaves are not identical as you can tell. That's also why I added the "stem" looking things.

Clyde suggested that the leaves might better balance with the rose if they were tatted in size 50. I don't have any so I think I will combine two shades of size 80 and see what happens.

Thank you again to all of you who have taught me so much and thanks to Diane for the idea. Maybe one day I will have patterns that I will be able to share with others as some of you have with me.

8 comments:

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Very pretty! I like the assymetry of the leaves. I sent you an email discussing this. :)

Jeff Hamilton said...

That's really pretty Laura. I think the leaves look good the way they are. What size of thread did you use? If you plan on tatting with the two size 80 threads together, they will equal about a size 20. Just thought I'd mention it.

Tattycat said...

Thanks Sherry. I like the assymetry too! Thanks for the discussion.
Thanks Jeff. I'm glad you like them. I am proud to have figured them out by myself. I used size 20 thread so I don't guess using two size 80s will help, huh? Thanks for saving me some time. I wonder what it would look like with the leaves tatted in size 80 like the rose?

Clyde said...

Very nice Laura and I know that now I have you addicted to HDT the next step will be to design a tatting pattern of your own. I know you can do it.

Bonnie said...

Wow, Laura, Beautiful work!

Mortaine said...

I really love the rose-- very beautiful work, and I hope you make the design available somewhere!

Kate said...

Very nice, you've combined the techniques well.

Tattycat said...

Thank you Clyde, Bonnie, Mortaine and Kate. As soon as I can get the pattern drawn up I will put it on my blog for anyone who wants it. I appreciate that you like what I have done with Diane's idea!