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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Chinese Dragon in Purple Punch


Thank you so much Anne Bruvold for sharing this wonderful pattern! Look here for the pattern. I thoroughly enjoyed tatting it start to finish. Wish the scan was better. I have a hard time with things that are not flat. Yes, that is a real pearl in it's mouth! The thread is "Purple Punch" in size 50 by Yarnplayer. Red and yellow might have been better colors for a Chinese dragon, but I really wanted a purple one! I know I don't usually tat in size 50, but I have my first ever Ott lamp and I can see the stitches! I love the smaller threads as they give a much more lacey look to the tatting. Now that I can see, I have to tat snowflakes in this thread. I thought I would have some thread left on my shuttles with which to start a snowflake. Not so! It took a total of 14.5 yards on shuttle one and 12 yards on shuttle two. I had started with 10 yards on each. (You might need more or less, but this gives you an idea.) Thanks again, Anne!

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12 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I think your dragon looks very regal in purple! I love my Ott lite. I wouldn't be able to do nearly as much as I do without out it! Hmmm... I guess I really haven't accomplished much lately. I sure can't blame it on the light!

Tatskool said...

Well done Laura It is a fab pattern. I am on my second one..not as fine as 50 yet tho'.

Fox said...

Laura, That dragon is gorgeous! The thread really suits the pattern as well. You are mighty patient - 14 yards.... I can't imagine!
Fox : ))

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Beautiful Dragon...and Yay for the ottlite!

❦TattingChic said...

The color is just divine! ☺ It's always nice to see a post from you!

wickedtats said...

I love the way you've put the pearl in. Lovely work.

tattrldy said...

Nice Dragon! I like the purple, too. The pearl is a nice touch - very dragon-y!

Madeline's Album said...

I really do like this dragon and I like the colors you did it in. Very nice.

Tattycat said...

Thank you, Diane. You know how I love my purple! The Ott light is proving invaluable. Wish I had bought one years ago.
Thanks, Tatskool. I can't wait to see your two.
Thank you, Fox. You should try the pattern. I think you would like it.
Thanks, Lady Shuttle Maker. It is a great pattern and the Ott light is a miracle!
Thank you, Tatting Chic. I'm glad you like the thread. I wish I could post more!
Thanks, Wicket Tats. I like the pearl too.
Thank you, Tattrldy. Another purple lover? I think the pearl is a niced touch. I am so glad Anne shared this pattern.
Thanks, Madeline. I'll bring him to see you!

Jeff Hamilton said...

Gorgeous as usual. Purple is a good colour for the pattern. I am on my second one as well. The first one was posted on my blog a few weeks ago.

Clyde said...

Love the dragon Laura and I think purple is a perfect colour for a dragon.

Tattycat said...

Thank you Jeff. I loved your first dragon! That's where I got this pattern. I thank you for tatting it and posting the link. Can't wait to see your second one.
Thanks Clyde. I know you love purple like I do, especially dragons!