Friday, January 30, 2009
There are so many wonderful, heartwarming comments on my giveaway post. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to visit. I hope you found my blog interesting enough to come again!
Monday, January 26, 2009
I've decided to join in on this wonderful event hosted by Lisa from A Whimsical Bohemian, so click on the badge above to find out more about it. I first learned about this happening from TattingChic. Anyway, here is what will be included in my giveaway:
A copy of my book "Boutique Tatting"
2 skeins of my HDT in "Lavender Orchid" size 30
A set of 5 solids in size 30 to match the multicolored skeins of "Lavender Orchid"
And, a beautiful white necklace, hand tatted by me, in my original design "Bedazzled Butterfly".
You have until February 11 at 6 p.m. central time to leave a comment on this post in order to have a chance to win this giveaway. You need to either have an active blog or some way for me to contact you if you win - so that I can later communicate via email to get your mailing address. The winner will be chosen from a hat by one of my very impartial (and totally uninterested) sons. Winner will be announced on February 12.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
It was so thrilling to find out this morning that another one of my Etsy items got chosen for a Treasury Showcase! Click here to see the treasury - as usual with these, it's only up temporarily, so the link only works for a while.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Another visit to the wonderful Miwaukee Domes gave me more color ideas for future batches of hand dyed thread. The next batch will include some 6 strand embroidery floss as well - there have been quite a few embroiderers visiting my shop!
The bottom photo gives a clue as to what I may call my next batch!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
It is challenging, but some tatters may be happy to know that there are no split rings in the butterfly part of the pattern. I've put some in the neck cord, but that is optional.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
For pdf of this pattern, click here.
Doily measures about 6 inches in diameter when made in size 30 crochet cotton. Ball and shuttle are used throughout.
Center: R 12--12. R 2-2-2-2. RW. Ch 6-6, j to 2nd p of small r. RW. R 2-2-2-2. RW. Ch 6-6, j to 2nd p of small r just made. RW. R 12+12 (to long p of 1st r). Repeat until there are 6 large r in all, each sep by 2 small rings and chains.
Rnd 1: R 4+4 (to p on ch of center). RW Ch 3-3-3-3-3-3. RW. Repeat all around the center.
Rnd 2: R 12+12 (to middle p of ch on previous rnd). [R 2-2-2-2. RW. Ch 6-6, j to 2nd p of small r just made. RW.] Rep [ to ] for a total of 4 small rings and chains, then R 12+12 again. Rep the sequence all around rnd 1.
Rnd 3: This rnd is all chains. J to p of 2nd ch of previous rnd, ch 10, j to p of 3rd ch of previous rnd. Ch 13 p 2 ds bet, then repeat the sequence all around, always skipping the 4th and 1st ch of the previous rnd.
Rnd 4: This rnd is all chains. J to 1st p of large ch of previous rnd, ch 3-3, skip 1 p and j to next p. Repeat for a total of 6 ch, this forms one "arch". Then ch 5, and repeat this sequence all around.
Final rnd: R4+4 (to last p of an arch of previous rnd). R 4+4 (to 1st
p of next arch of previous rnd). RW. Ch 3-3-3. RW. R4+4 (to next p on arch of previous rnd). Continue all around, making ch between all r except those at the beginning and end of each arch.
"Arches" doily © Marilee Rockley 2009
-- large picot
RW reverse work
ds double stitch
Thursday, January 1, 2009
with no ends to hide!
For pdf file click here.
Same pattern (written the modern shorthand way)
A bookmark made from the basic edging pattern with corners added. Using two colors leave about 6 inch ends to start; these will become the tassel. (Tip: Do the first ring, then add the ball thread by just laying it in place when you start the first chain. Leave a tail out -- you don't need a knot, it will stay when you have done the first ds.)
R 3-3-3-3. RW. Ch 6-6. RW. R 3-3+3-3 (to center p of PR). RW.
Ch 3-3. RW. R 3+3-3-3 (to last p of PR). RW.
Ch 6-6. RW. R 3-3+3-3 (to center p of PR). RW.
Ch 3-3. RW. R 3+3+3-3 (to last p of PR and center p of 1st r). RW.
cl r (close ring)
ds (double stitch)
j (join )
PR (previous ring)
RW (reverse work)
This two shuttle snowflake pattern makes use of split rings and twisted picots. The finished snowflake measures about 3 inches across in size 30 crochet cotton.
For pattern as pdf click here.
Wind 2 shuttles with continuous thread.
R 6-2-2-6. RW. Ch 6-3--3-6. (The large picot measures 3cm when open). R 6+2-2-6. (j to last p of previous r). Continue around for a total of 6 r and ch, joining the last r by both 1st and last p. J the last ch to the base of 1st r.
SR of 5/5. This is where you climb out of the 1st round to the 2nd round.
*Ch 15. RW. SR with 1st half of 5+5 (to large p, twisting it 4 times in direction of thread twist before making the j), then 2nd half of SR of 10.
Ch 10. RW. SR of 5+5/10 (to same twisted p). Ch 15. RW.
R5+5 (to base of r on previous round). RW..
This completes one branch of the snowflake. Repeat instructions from * for a total of 6 branches. Give each branch a tug after completion to center and straighten the twisted picot.
SR split ring
-- large picot
RW reverse work
/ separates number of stitches on each side of a split ring