Monday, November 18, 2013
Posted by shannon_in_love at 9:50 PM
Monday, August 26, 2013
So a lot of people look at tatting and get discouraged....They see a TON of LITTLE KNOTS and they think I can NOT possibly do this. So I try to make it as small and do able as I can. Its one knot...over and over again. Its just a ring and a chain. Its completely doable.
To the beginners, you can do this. It is just slightly difficult in the beginning. The only thing that is the biggest obstacle is the flip.
For needle tatters its the twist that is the biggest obstacle. And for this I would say just drop the needle and let it spin how it wants.
Actually that goes for both types of tatters...I do that in shuttle tatting too.
With needle tatting there is a bit more control. Which is good and bad. Good in the sense that you know your rings will usually be more even....bad as in more variables...
Say you want your work to look tighter...you just use a smaller needle until you are happy with the look...here is where swatches come into play...YES the dreaded swatch...its good to know what will be and the dimensions of your work. If you want your work, puffier...a larger needle. There is really NO standard when it comes to needle tatting...it is all about what look you are going for.
You are never going to learn anything new, unless you practice...nothing in the world is learned without practice...I still agonize over my tatting not being perfect...
I have been tatting for years now, and i have only had 1 piece that was PERFECT... Not one off sized ring. not one miscounted anything. The tension is perfect all over... only one. Out of HUNDREDS of motifs, edgings, earrings, bracelets....out of everything...one piece. I think every tatter wants perfect work. But the reality is, its the mistakes that make life wonderful...even in the worst times. So practice. If you find you are pounding your head against the wall with frustration...set it down. come back to it another day...because one day, something will come out perfect...and you realize that all that time spent on perfecting it was worth it.
Posted by shannon_in_love at 10:24 PM
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Posted by shannon_in_love at 10:26 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013
I made another video...One I have been trying to do for quite some time. I was lazy. I really couldn't find a good time to do it. BUT today was that day!
Posted by shannon_in_love at 8:25 PM
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Well month. Firstly. my two oldest fish died. Cookie and Lollipop...my kids named them, don't judge. But cookie, i knew he was going to go...but lolly...i had no idea. I guess it was a companion sort of deal. So that one crapped my week from the start.
I have been reading these awesome books. They are called The Undead day ___ (insert 1-12). I LOVE LOVE LOVE them. If you are into zombie books, pick these up...the author is R.R. Haywood.
I also read a book named Strangeville. It was a pretty good book, until the end...only one part was just god awful. Worth the read though.
So. I had the state fair demo Wednesday. OMG! What an experience...I have been tatting for like 5 years now...maybe a bit more. Up until a couple months ago, i had never met another tatter...i now have met like 6. I got SO many stories about my grandma use to... I have my gramas... i use to see... TONS. I had no idea that SO MANY people had been exposed to tatting, and never picked it up! I have no one in my family that do any of the crafts that i do. I am the black sheep. But i love it. SOOO...
temporary shuttles - 20-30
truly interested people (took time to try to learn a bit)- 10
somewhat interested (looked and asked) 30
not really interested ( "oh that's pretty" and walks away) 30
KIDS interested - 5 !!!! five that were genuinely interested in learning...i was really amazed
people who got the flip - 2! two women got the flip nearly right off the bat! i was so amazed that someone could learn the flip like that. I actually came up with a sing song....
I don't know.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Posted by shannon_in_love at 8:46 PM
Monday, January 21, 2013
Posted by shannon_in_love at 8:03 PM
Friday, January 4, 2013
So. Haven't blogged in a bit. Right now this is what i am working on.
Posted by shannon_in_love at 2:28 PM
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Well well well. I'm back. I have two general tatting photos...some heart earrings i made my daughter Anavay...i love the way they came out. The pattern is
Tiny Heart pattern
CWJ = cathrine wheel join.
TOR = thrown off ring (thank you for spotting rsme ;) )
R : 4-3-3-3-4
CH : 12 CWJ 3 CWJ 1 TOR (1-1) 1 CWJ 3 CWL 12 join to base and sew in ends.
I tat earrings really tight so they hold their shape under kid circumstances. Showers, sleep, and play. These go great with all that....AND still looks like they did when i first tatted them.
The cross is from Fun with split ring tatting. THIS is an awesome book. I got it by saving up my SWAGBUCKS... so technically it was free. Now comes my ring...
I still couldn't get inkscape to co-operate with me...so i desired to just post the directions here...sorry i don't have a PDF. i will keep plugging on trying to find a solution...but i am not going to promise something i can't.
gosh darn blogger is giving me trouble...i hate it! Anyway here's the text
This pattern is a bit advanced... you will be joining into a ring shape, throwing off rings and a split ring.
Also the basic pattern is for fat little fingers. There can be variations in size and they will be added at the end...but originally this ring will come out large.
Also all picots are small-ish...except for the ones that say otherwise.
LP = Long picot-just under 1/4 inch
SPR = split ring
TOR = thrown off ring
Clover 1: R1 6-3-6-3
CLOVER 2: R1 6-3-6-3
Chain 1:ch 7 TOR (4-4-4-4) 7
CHAIN 2: ch 7 + (to TOR) 7
Start with CTM...
Tie to the base of the 1st clover. Hide ends by sewing the end through 3 ds caps.
R1 3 LP 9 +(to clover 2) 5 +(to clover 2) 9 LP 3
SPR 3+11 LP 3/ 3+11 LP 3
R3 3 +(to LP) 9 +(to clover 2) 5 +(to clover 2) 9 +(to LP) 3
If you get lost i can help...but the pattern is pretty straight forward.
also it could have three other sizes...i actually have that pdf...Ring Part 2 (sizes) (insert evil laugh here...muah haha haha muah haha) at least i have SOME part organized.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Posted by shannon_in_love at 10:59 PM