Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"Newcastle" necklace in earthy colors

The exciting news is that I tatted while proofreading this pattern in my new book, "Tatted Jewelry" which is in progress. The DRG Publishing people have been so very nice! I'm totally impressed with the work they have done so far. (The book is scheduled to be published November 18 of this year.) I'm thrilled to bits that my book will be the 2nd tatting book that they sell in their Annie's Attic catalog - the first is "Learn to Tat" by Janette Baker. Such an honor!

Some folks may be happy to know that this particular pattern uses only one shuttle and ball thread. The model I sent for the book is in black and dull olive, with a gear at the bottom (to look "steampunk", sort of). The one pictured here seems to give a "back to nature" impression. Funny how changing colors and details can make a design look very different.

Well, I need to dye some more of the thread I used on the border, which is from the "Knitty Gritty" colorway and looks so appropriate for autumn. I'll get to work on that now - and my small Maple Leaf  pattern, too.

15 comments:

Marta F. Sitarska said...

It is a very pretty model and tasty (like cinnamon cake)!

Corina said...

This one looks very pretty!

LittleBerry said...

Looks lovely and I love the colour

...irida... said...

υπέροχο!!φανταστικό!!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I really don't know where to begin!

First, this is a beautiful necklace!
Your work, as always, is artistically 'above and beyond'. Your threads are gorgeous. Your tatting and beadwork are perfection. Your tutorials are fabulous. And then there are your patterns - and BOOKS!!! So professional and beautifully presented.

And now an important publisher! It's indeed an honor to have your book published by DRG. I have always had the highest praise for Janette Baker's book (on many levels), but it is also beautifully presented, and with the DVD it was groundbreaking!

You're 'doing it all' and it is breathtaking and exciting to obeserve!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I am so excited about your new book! I'm putting it on my Christmas list.

The necklace is beautiful!

Suztats said...

Gorgeous necklace! I am a fan of your knitty gritty, and say congrats about your new book coming out. wow!

~*Lady Fiona*~ said...

This necklace is absolutely GORGEOUS! There is no end to your beautiful designs and talent! CONGRATULATIONS on your upcoming publication ~ you SO deserve it and I'm an Annie's Attic fan so I will be buying the book! Must review the basics of tatting before I get back into it again lol! I want to make that necklace SOOO bad!

Best Wishes on Your Successful Journey,
Fiona :)

Margarets designer cards said...

Very pretty and lovely design.
Love the colour,
Margaret

jenilin said...

I am putting all of your books on my christmas list. You are so talented and such an inspiration as an artist. you rock and i love the feel your tatting gives off the colors you use really amazing.

McSace said...

I can't wait for your new book to come out!!! The necklace is gorgeous! You do wonderful work. I'm so glad about Annie's Attic selling your book. Will you be selling it on your Etsy site too?

yarnplayer said...

Thank you all so very much for your lovely, wonderful, encouraging comments!

I don't know yet how many "Tatted Jewelry" books I will offer on Etsy. I think I may just let the publisher do the marketing work for this book, but we'll see.

Rubeania said...

Fantastic pattern, as usual you exceed expectation. Love your thread and patterns. Can't wait for your new book. Congratulations on the publisher.

miscellanea said...

This necklace is simply georgeous, the colours, the tatting, everything.
Petra

Evitad said...

just beautiful!!! Cant wait for your new book.