Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Marigold motif

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!


  1. Ooh , love the marigold. I like the reel too, it’s cheerful in that thread.

    1. Marigold is a pretty motif. I'm really happy with Lantana Citrus as my color choice for Eightsome Reel!

  2. I have been working with that same vibrant blue 😀 at the top, it fun and so beautiful to see worked up.

  3. Good info on the Dreamlit. I've been curious about them.

  4. I love your blue marigold!!! :)
    Great Ice Drop!! :)
    Your doily is beautiful already!!! :)

  5. 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!


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