Thursday, February 29, 2024

Leap day wishing for Peace


Peace symbol in wire wrapping + tatting

Wishing for peace everywhere to everyone.  

The wire frame before tatting is described on my previous post.

For the center tatting I used 2 multicolored threads plus a green thread, in the encapsulation technique (unflipped double stitches over a multiple thread core). I have a short video on that here, but for this project I kept the flowers small, only 1 "petal" each.
The tiny "flowers" are Josephine rings tatted using the same half stitch repeated, along with an occasional normal ring.

I used only 2 threads, normal tatting in green for the "vine" around the edge. 8 Victorian sets of 2/2 between each Josephine ring. I usually use about 9 half stitches for each ring. 

For the outside edge I generally used the modified soumak weave with 28 gauge wire, changing to simple coiling when the base wires overlapped. I arranged the tatted "vine" around the edge and caught it in the wire occasionally. Some 2mm beads were also included for added texture.

This was quite a challenging project for me! More difficult than the usual wire-wrapped + tatting pendants that I've made before, because of the smaller spaces to work the wire into and trying to keep the symbol clear enough to be recognizable. But, I'm happy to have one done that I can wear, and to get more ideas from!


Carolyn Hutchinson said...

It's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful! Your creativity is endless.

Jane McLellan said...


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Beautifully done!

God's Kid said...

Awesome!!! :)
I just knew it would be!! :)

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

It is indeed beautiful!