Monday, February 20, 2017

Practicing


In my life outside of tatting and hand dyeing, one of the other things I do is play the cello. I learned how by taking lessons as an adult student, and now I've been playing 23 years. I've played in a few different community orchestras. The current orchestra that I'm in is called Wisconsin Intergenerational Orchestra, or WIO for short. Spring concert will be June 2 at 7 pm, at 135 North 76th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53213.

Sometimes I also play cello to accompany the choir at church (St. Rita's in West Allis). I sing in the choir too, as best I can. It's challenging, but fun! 

The cello tapestry is something I designed many years ago, woven of handspun yarn. Some of you may remember her as my first "yarnplayer" logo!
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Well, on to the tatting. Here's some photos of things I've finished lately:
The filigree centers are from Fire Mt. Gems.

Argentium silver wire wrapping with tatted cotton "flowers".

"Unfolding Heart", based on this pattern.

Blue "Sweetheart" earrings, based on a pattern from Boutique Tatting.

Current dye batch still in progress is "Spooky". It should be dry and listed in my Etsy shop sometime tomorrow.

9 comments:

God's Kid said...

Fabulous tatted items!!! :)

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Wonderful new tatted pieces. The tapestry piece is delightful, too! I can't imagine how you find the time for all your artistic and musical activities!

Madtatter80 said...

Your Cello was a fun surprise to get to know you :) I love your wire and tatting and all the pretty things you make :)

Jon Yusoff said...

Your tatting is beautiful an inspration, always.
You look lovely in the pose with the cello.

Jane McLellan said...

You're a person of many talents! Love the tapestry. Wonderful tatting, an inspiration.

Maureen said...

I love the tapestry too! - My 13 year old grandson was given his first full-size cello for Christmas, he's so proud of it! He is first cello in the school orchestra.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I took piano lessons for a couple of years, but other than that, I have no musical background. I think it's wonderful that you learned to play the cello as an adult! Your jewelry pieces are fantastic as always!

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful l tatted pieces,
It's interesting to find out about other things we all do, I did learn the piano when I was young but it fell by the wayside as I got older.
Wish I could come and hear you play

Fox said...

Such beautiful tatting!