Friday, January 11, 2008

Bookmarks and tatting over ends

The large one in the center makes use of the Catherine Wheel or Split Chain Join as explained by Sabina Carden-Madden. It's tricky, but makes for a smoother long curve in the center. The smaller ones are based on my easy flower bookmark pattern.

Experimented some more with this 2 shuttle design, adding more rings and chains to the outer edge, and a fancier base. It's starting to resemble either a carnation or fan - or a fancy rug beater!
I ran out of thread part way through, so had to refill my shuttles and deal with thread ends. The photos to left and below show the old ends being tatted over.

The thread used was my own "Peace" hand dyed, and the solid peach from that batch for one of the smaller bookmarks..


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Marilee, this is all so pretty! I think Peace is my favorite color of yours so far!

Unknown said...

Marilee, Your peace thread tats up beautifully. Wonderful blend of colours.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Very cool! These are really great photos! Thank you for sharing.

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks, everyone. I do try to come up with decent photos - it doesn't always work, but I do my best.