I've been doing a little bit of tatting lately. Above you'll see the beginning of Jane's Fandango bookmark. It's really pretty and the pattern works up quickly. I'll post a picture of the completed, blocked bookmark soon.
I can't seem to get enough of these bookmarks that I started a few posts ago. They are so much fun to make and I love having a few around as thank you gifts, etc.
As part of the 25 Motif Challenge, I decided that I would learn as many new tatting techniques as possible, well, hopefully, at least one per motif.
This section will briefly list the new techniques I've incorporated into my tatting and some of the ongoing things I continue to practice. Here goes...
Split rings (very important and a lot of fun to use in a motif); adding beads; lock joins; switching shuttles, SLT, and the Magic Thread Trick.
Two ways to hide ends and how to add new thread.
I made my very first piece of 'jewelry' which was a pendant for the InTatter's April Pendant Exchange.
Created a rose motif for a crazy quilt block and made my first doily.
Finally figured out how to tat a cluny leaf!
...the list will continue as I progress through the 25 Motif Challenge and the other projects I'll be working on this year.
Thanks to Jane's TIAS in 2011, I learned how to do the Continuous Thread Join to hide a thread along the tops of my tatting as a way of moving both threads to a different spot without having to do it by making a chain.
Frontside/Backside tatting. Who knew such a small thing could make such a big difference? I love the way my tatting looks using frontside/backside tatting.