Saturday, January 10, 2009

Tatting up bits and pieces

I have quite a few shuttles with small bits of thread left on them, so I decided to use the Leaf Braid pattern from Mary Konior's Tatting with Visual Patterns to empty some of the shuttles. I'm counting this as #4 of my 25 Motif Challenge. I'm not sure how much braid, insertion, etc. counts as a motif, so I'm just doing as I please! From left to right...

*Gourd tatting shuttle from Alexandra Beatty Designs (eBay), Altin Basak # 3004, size 50
*Jan Stawasz shuttle, Flora #66, size 20
*Grizzly Mountain Arts shuttle, Karen's Halo HDT from LadyShuttleMaker, size 20 silk
*Grizzly Mountain Arts shuttle, Rainbow Sherbet HDT from LadyShuttleMaker, size 20 - notice the curve in the middle... a new design element also known as a mistake ; )

On the bottom, you can see that I've wound my two newest shuttles from Grizzly Mountain Arts with Weathered Stone HDT from Yarnplayer, size 20. I started my newest Spinning Wheel glass mat (from Tatting with Visual Patterns by Mary Konior) last night. This is another one for my friend Shirlee. She loved her first one! It's so gratifying to give a beautiful piece of tatted lace to someone who truly appreciates it!


  1. Your little braids are very pretty! Those newest shuttles of Dave's look like they really do hold a lot of thread!

    Thanks for the pics :)

  2. What a fabulous shuttle collection! Isn't it fun to collect them? Your tatting is lovely, too! I just asked Beadinmama to please paint a custom one for me. We'll see what she says, LOL! Thanks for being my "secret shopper" for me! ;)

  3. Your posts always manage to make me smile Diane!

    ..."new design element"... chuckle

  4. Love your shuttle collection. And the tatted pieces look good, too.

  5. What a nice post. So much detail about the shuttles, posts and threads. I need to follow your lead and empty my shuttles.

  6. Konior's patterns are probably my most favored and the ones I keep going back to. I tend to tat little flowers and butterflies with my shuttle endings but this seems like a good one too...and probably good fodder for crazy quilting!

  7. I see you have acquired some pretty shuttles lately. Very interesting gourd shuttle. I'm drooling all over my keyboard!

  8. WoW you do have some very pretty shuttles there!!!! And some very pretty tatted braids to boot!!!!

  9. Isn't that a fun pattern? I used it as a center for a bookmark with a Rosemarie Peel edging as round 2.

    I love my grizzlymt shuttles. And I have one of the Giraffe print Gourd shuttles..they are fun..I need to take some photos of my newest shuttles for my collection. I'm falling behind in my photo taking. I bought 1 double shuttle from Lady ShuttleMaker, with the Alphabet on it ~ since I love reading so much, seemed to be destiny. LOL
    Your "leaf" idea was great!
    love, Bev

    I really do want to tat Beatrice with some HDT...


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