Monday, April 20, 2009

"Roses" and frogs

The thread used in these frog closures is size 20 Lizbeth in black from Handy Hands. The design is my own original, and may break a couple of tatting "rules" because at some areas I am joining into 2 picots at once, and there are chains on top in a 3-D effect, but personally I am very pleased with how these are turning out. They are a custom order I'm making for a lady who says she is going to use them on a blouse.

I've dyed yet another batch of "Roses" threads BUT - this batch turned out a little different - the dark red didn't get as dark as in my previous batches. Since I'm an individual artist painting threads entirely by hand, the amounts are small, the colors are unique, and the dye batches do vary! Just so you know, in case you are completing a project started with a previous batch.

I dyed a few solid color skeins with that red, which leans toward the rust, or scarlet side. It's a very difficult color to capture with the camera, so I've put a bright red Lego brick in the photo for reference.

17 comments:

~Heather~Johnston~ said...

I love the frogs they are BEAUTIFUL and the thread is also beautiful as always!!

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

The frogs are beautiful and the buttons are gorgeous! For a second there I thought the buttons had an etched tatted motif on them. Love the thread, fantastic as always.

Shelley Jo said...

The frogs are just lovely!

Tattycat said...

I love the frogs and the thread. Well done!

Krystle said...

Mmmmm yummy thread! Just don't sell it all before my payday on the first!

ContainsCaffeine said...

Rules are meant to be broken :)

Gina said...

Fabulous job desiging and tatting these! Black is always hard to tat with.

Your threads are so vibrant looking!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I know Jane says tatting rules, but I didn't realize there were tatting rules to be broken! ;) Aren't you just creating a new design element? I think the effect is beautiful! I love your new batch of Roses!

yarnplayer said...

Thank you, everyone, for the super-nice, encouraging comments!

mica said...

The frogs are beautiful! They really complement the buttons.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Very pleased INDEED! Those are Awesome!

Valerie said...

the frogs are beautiful! well, rules are meant to be broken, aren't they?! LOL

Fox said...

The frogs are wonderful! What great designing.

TattingChic said...

Oh, HOG WASH! Tatting rules...ppssshaw!!! LOL! Tatting rules were meant to be broken, LOL!

Your frogs are GORGEOUS! Can you imagine if a tatting rule was never broken??? We'd never have learned the CTM and be doing round after round of cut and ties (not that there's anything WRONG with that, LOL)!

Fabulous! I do hope you share the pattern! I love frogs! :)

Tia said...

a rose by any other name??? is simply a hybrid ;) It is lovely!

Carol Lawecki said...

Wow! The frogs are beautiful!! Very elegant looking. I'd love to see them on the blouse the lady is making. Very nice design work!

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Oh WoW! I have been trying for the last couple of months to think of an easier way to make something like this, since the 'knots' aren't the easiest! (I stink at knot tying)! Soooo BEAUTIFUL!

And of course the thread is PERFECT!!! I it is 'Rose' colors!!!

Rules?!?! there are tattings rules? LOL!!!