Monday, December 14, 2015

Jane's Peace Dove

Jane Eborall has amazing patterns! I tatted her dove in size 10 thread to make it 4 inches across, using white size 8/0 seed beads and one black size 6/0 seed bead for the eye. The olive branch is from Miranda's instructions which are included on the pattern. See Jane Eborall's pattern website. 
Pattern note: make the picots large enough to carry a seed bead, unless "vsp" is indicated, because many of the picots joining rings have seed beads on them.

I made the dove pictured as a donation to a "peace" Christmas tree project at the church that I attend; they are decorating one of the trees entirely in peace dove ornaments, both purchased and handmade. It's a large tree and the size requirement for ornaments was at least 3 inches, so the dove tatted in size 10 thread fit the requirement. I painted on a fabric stiffener to make it stiff enough.

Sorry for the confusion on my previous post, but designing is at least 90% confusion! I was excited about a tiara idea briefly, but experimenting brought out various problems which I won't bore you with here. No tiara. But, I am making progress on the necklace. I think, possibly, it will be very lovely! No photos of it yet, I am still working out the math.


Madtatter80 said...

Wonderful nice pearly touch!

God's Kid said...

Gorgeous dove!!! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Beautiful! I love all the shimmery beads!

Jane McLellan said...

Great that there is a tatted dove to go with the display.

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely dove, I am the church would have love it and a wonderful item to display on their tree