Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sherry's Butterfly

Here is my attempt at Sherry Pence's Continuous Tatted Butterfly.

I used Size 20 Flora for the black, and the colored thread is my own hand dyed DMC Cordonnet Special.

The long chain on the outside of the wing in this example has more double stitches in it than on Sherry's pattern. Different tatters tat at differing tensions, so sometimes it's a good idea to make slight adjustments.

Sherry is also known as the "Lady Shuttle Maker" and has this lovely pattern for sale in her etsy shop at

Nice that it is tatted in one continuous flow, and needs only one shuttle. Cool pattern, Sherry!


LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

I love your hand dyed thread and your butterfly looks awesome.
Thank you for sharing!

ps...I added your link to my blog...I hope thats o.k. (:

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks, I'm glad you're pleased. It's always a compliment to be added to somebody's blog list!