Thursday, October 11, 2012
The pattern is ready! "Rotation" pendant in beaded tatting
The skill level is listed as advanced, mostly because working with beads is fiddly. My videos on YouTube show many techniques such as tatting a bead inside a ring, so those may be helpful. Since this pattern uses size 20 thread, working with the beads is a little easier than when using size 10 thread, because the beads can be hooked directly onto the tatting thread using a small steel crochet hook - no need to bother with a fine helper thread to transfer the bead as when using a thicker thread.
The pattern also contains in-progress photos and a diagram with stitch counts. I've listed it for sale in my Etsy Shop. If purchased on Etsy, there is a delay of up to 24 hours, since the pattern is sent as an attachment to an email.
I'm also listing it for sale in my Craftsy pattern store. Patterns purchased on Craftsy are instant downloads.You need to sign up for a free Craftsy membership to buy patterns on Craftsy, but you don't need to be taking any of the classes in order to shop there or post pictures of your projects. Show the world that tatting is not a lost art by posting your tatted projects there and put "tatting" somewhere in the title so the search engine can find it.
Anyway, this new "Rotation" design is one of my personal favorites! I hope to make many of these in different color combos.