Thursday, October 16, 2008

Makena

This design is named after the beautiful baby girl
that was born on the same day I created this pattern.

I've always loved three dimensional ornaments,
but somehow never actually got around to tatting any.







I wanted to try making my own pattern and this is what I ended up with.
I think I did pretty good for a first try at my own pattern.







I tried making the same pattern using size 5 pearl cotton.
Of course, the ornament is larger.
I think the variegation is beautiful.

This is my first attempt at writing out a pattern.

If you try it, please let me know how it works for you.



Here's what it looks like when you put a bead on every picot.

5 comments:

Lori-Ann Paul said...

Monica, it's absolutely beautiful! Your talent never ceases to amaze me. I am so very honoured and touched that you named your design after my daughter. Thank you for that.

sally said...

This is amazing did you starch the tatting around a ball? Brilliant work, and the simplicity makes it that much more beautiful in my eyes. Merry Christmas

Monica said...

Thank you for the compliment on my tatting.

I dipped the tatting in fabric stiffner.
Then I blotted out the excess with paper towel.
After that, blew up a balloon inside the tatting and tied it closed.
I hung it up to dry overnight.
Once it was dry, I popped the balloon.
I'm quite happy with how it turned out.

TattingChic said...

I love these! I have done a 3-D egg like this! LOL! You are welcome to go to my blog and see. It's under the label "tatted egg".

am I still me? said...

Can't wait for the pattern. Absolutely awesome! I've been wanting to try tatting the designs to put on ornaments, but I really like this so much better. I will be watching to see what else you come up with next.

Tat on, tat on....