I've been thinking about tatting some pieces from New Tatting by Tomato Morimoto for a while now, and this morning I decided it was time to get started! This is Marigold motif. I suppose I should have used a nice bright yellow, but this beautiful blue was a great match for my new Dreamlit shuttle.
I didn't really look at the directions. I just got to work on the center motif. It didn't take me long to realize that I should have looked at the directions and started with the outer round first. Designers have their reasons for doing what they do!
This was my first time using a Dreamlit shuttle. It was a breeze to wind the thread, and since I already like Moonlit shuttles, the transition was easy. The only thing I don't like about the Dreamlit is that the bobbin doesn't have a hole to run the thread through and knot it. I'll have to remember to wind extra thread so that I don't run into the problem of having the thread slip when I get close to the end of the bobbin.
I stuck with my Doodle Ice Drop pattern and Karey Solomon's hand-dyed thread for my travel project today. The center is a glow-in-the-dark gem from Hobby Lobby.
I was determined to finish another motif for my Eightsome Reel doily. I do love this Mary Konior pattern, and I think it looks great in Marilee Rockley's Lantana Citrus!
Ooh , love the marigold. I like the reel too, it’s cheerful in that thread.ReplyDelete
Marigold is a pretty motif. I'm really happy with Lantana Citrus as my color choice for Eightsome Reel!Delete
I have been working with that same vibrant blue 😀 at the top, it fun and so beautiful to see worked up.ReplyDelete
It is a beautiful shade of blue!Delete
Good info on the Dreamlit. I've been curious about them.ReplyDelete
I love your blue marigold!!! :)ReplyDelete
Great Ice Drop!! :)
Your doily is beautiful already!!! :)
Reel doily looks great. Adore the blue tatting. When I used the shuttle, I had the fiber where the magnets close and it seemed snug. I didn't get close to the end of the fiber on the shuttle --- maybe a hole would be better!ReplyDelete