Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The "Fairest" collar necklace pattern is done, includes bracelet!
Craftsy pattern store.
It's not a beginner piece - quite a challenge for an expert tatter, actually. Mostly I just design to please myself, so some of my patterns do tend to be a little "over the top". But, I've written the instructions out and included several in-progress photos, diagrams, and links to my videos within the pattern that demonstrate the more unusual techniques.
I like the look of the bracelet laced up with ribbon, but it's hard to tie the bow by yourself. Another option is to add a toggle clasp. I put both options in the pattern.
The glamorous shuttle in the bottom photo was a gift from Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane and she "blinged" it herself. It's a Starlit shuttle, which holds a LOT of thread, handy for a 2nd shuttle in my pattern which needs to carry 7 yards of size 10 Lizbeth thread, in order to do one side of the collar in one pass. But I discovered that a regular Clover shuttle will hold 4 yards of size 10, that's more than I thought it would. Size 10 thread sure gets used up fast!