Monday, September 11, 2023

Tatting with gears and bobbin lace progress


From my "High Gear" pattern

This pair of earrings was tatted from Liz Metallic thread size 20, color number 311. I made several short videos while tatting this pair. Three of them are on my TikTok profile, and I just added a one minute video demonstrating a self-closing mock ring around a bead to YouTube as a short. The earrings have been listed in my Etsy Shop, and the pattern "High Gear" has been there awhile.

There has been some progress in my new hobby of bobbin lace. The pattern that I'm working on now is by Jenny Brandis. She has many instructional videos on YouTube and a lovely Etsy shop as well.

My first attempt at a Jenny Brandis bobbin lace pattern

I've removed some of the pins in the lace already completed to better see how the colors are interacting with the pattern. Mind you, I was really clueless about what would happen with the colors when I started. They didn't stay neatly in place like the simpler pattern that I tried in my previous post. But, now that I can see the color mixing it's like a painting! I love it! 

I'm using mainly size 40 Lizbeth and some of my hand dyed thread. This is thicker than the recommended thread for the pattern, so I enlarged the pattern to 115% and it seems that's about right. Jenny Brandis includes a lot of helpful information with her patterns, so that's how I learned about resizing the pattern to fit the thread.


Jane McLellan said...

Wow, love the way the colours blend in your bobbin lace! You’re going forward apace.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your bobbin lace looks beautiful! I do like your earrings, also.

God's Kid said...

That is looking fabulous!!! :)

Lavinia said...

Ooh, very nice! I like the bobbin lace a lot, it looks very dainty!

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely earrings, I like your pattern
Your lace looks beautiful and well done the colours are working out wonderfully

muskaan said...

Love how the colours blend in your bobbin lace! And it already looks masterfully woven.