Patterns

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Interview. with a Tatter

I was so honoured to be asked by Shelley Perreault, the Prairie Lace Tatter last week to do an interview.  Shelley is a fellow Canadian Tatter.  Her blog the Prairie Lace Tatter shares interviews, tatting trips and important tatting techniques like Projectile Tatting!   So I was honored that she asked me to do an interview about my tatting.  The interview is now published on her blog.  Thank you Shelley so much for the opportunity to talk tatting with you!
Gratuitous tatting below...

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!🎉🎉🎉
Hope everyone is getting ready for a socially distant but awesome 4th of July
This is our last day of the 4th of July Tat-a-long. 
Day 3

 Materials:

Size 20 white thread or beading thread in white.  (Any size will do but it means you will have to fiddle a bit with the beads)

Size 10 beads in white, black, red.

 I used a floss threader to add beads during this round, a beading needle would work well too.

 Start by passing white thread through vsp on the 2nd Chain of red

Add 5 white beads

Pass through thread through the vsp on the 3rd Chain of red

Add 5 white beads

Pass thread through vsp on the blue chain

Add 5 white beads

Pass thread through vsp on 1st Chain of red

Add 5 white beads, tie to beginning thread

Add 8 black beads

*Add 4 red beads, pass thread back through 1st 3 beads*

Repeat 4 times then hide ends.

I hide the ends in the beads by going back up through the white beads. 

 


Friday, July 3, 2020

4th Of July Tat-A-long Day 2

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather (or at least its beautiful here)
This is Day 2 of the 4th of July Tat-a-long!

 Materials for day 2:

Size 20 Lizbeth in red

Terms

C- chain

R- ring

vsp- very small picot


Wind 1 yard of red thread on shuttle CTM with ball

Needle tatters normal tail 

R         4 + (above 1st lock join of Round 2 Day 1)  4

C         8 vsp 8

R         4 p 4

C         8 vsp 8

R         4 p 4

C         8 vsp 8

R         4 + (above last lock join of Round 2 Day 1) 4

 Hide ends

 Tomorrow you need the white thread (or beading thread) and size 10 beads in red, white and black.


Thursday, July 2, 2020

4th of July Tat-a-long!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Very Canadian Tat-a-long!  I had a great Canada Day!
However we can't forget our friends to the south!  So we will start another tat-a-long!

4th July Tat-a-long Day 1
 

Materials:

Size 20 Lizbeth in red, white and blue.  (Any size will do but it means you will have to fiddle a bit with the beads)

Size 10 beads in white, black, red.


Terms

C- chain

R- ring

vsp- very small picot

lj- lock join.  Make a lock join by using a crochet hook to pull shuttle thread through the joining space.  This creates a loop and you pass the shuttle through the loop then tighten to remove excess thread.  In these patterns a lock join is often joined to the space between chains.  Where to do the lj is indicated in brackets.  For example lj (C2 & 3) means a lj in the space between the 2nd and 3rd chain.

mp- mock picot

rw- reverse work; turn the tatting towards you to change the direction the chain is facing

SCMR- self closing mock ring.  See http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/SCMR.pdf for instructions.

 

Wind 1.5 yards of blue thread on shuttle CTM with ball

Needle tatters normal tail

 

Center

R1        6 vsp 6 vsp 6 vsp 6 mp

 

Round 1

C1        4 vsp 4 vsp 4 lj (vsp)

C2       4 vsp 4 vsp 4 lj (vsp)

C3       4 vsp 4 vsp 4 lj (vsp)

C4       4 vsp 4 lj (mp) 

Round 2

C5       4 lj (vsp C1) 3

SCMR             8

C6       5 lj (vsp C1) 6 lj (vsp C2) 4

SCMR             8

C7       4 lj (next vsp C2) 6 lj (vsp C3) 5

SCMR             8

C8       3 lj (next vsp C3) 4 lj (between C3 and C4)  hide ends

For tomorrow you need 1 yard of red thread on shuttle CTM with ball.




Wednesday, July 1, 2020

A Very Canadian Tat-a-long Day

🇨🇦🇨🇦Happy Canada Day! 🇨🇦🇨🇦
Thanks to  Spears for reminding me to post Day 3 on the blog!

Day 3-  Canadian Sunrise 🌅

You will need a crochet hook, floss threader (or bead needle), clear size 10 beads and about 12 inches of red thread.
There is no tatting in this part, we are adding beads between the bangle and the sun.

Start by tying to 1st picot on the ring left of the mountain (hide end in the beads).
Add 9 beads, tie to bangle
Add 10 beads, pass thread through picot of next ring
Add 12 beads, tie to bangle
Add 13 beads, skip a ring and pass through picot of next ring
Add 14 beads, tie to bangle
Add 14 beads, skip a ring and pass through picot of next ring
Add 13 beads, tie to bangle
Add 12 beads, skip a ring and pass through picot of next ring
Add 10 beads, tie to bangle
Add 9 beads, tie to picot of next ring and hide end in beads
You may need to fiddle with moving where you tied at the bangle.  I suggest a dab of glue to help hold the bangle ties in place

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A Very Canadian Tat-a-long Day 2

Day 2
As you may guess today is very short.  These are my version of the Canadian Rockies.  I imagined looking East from BC.  If you are more east in Canada you could use blue for the ocean, maybe stick a boat in there lol.  

New terms:
VS- victorian sets.  Make 2 1st half stitch and then make 2 2nd half stitches. Number in front indicates how many repeats of the set to tat.

Wind 1 1/2 yards on shuttle, needle tatters normal tail.

R.  4 +(bangle) 4
C.  6 VS + (vsp of ring on sun)  5 VS
R.  4 +(bangle) 4
C.  5 VS + (skip one ring and join to vsp of next ring on sun)  6 VS
R.  4 +(bangle) 4

Hide ends

Short and sweet!  Tomorrow you will be doing super simple beading.  

If you could not find a plastic ring in the right size below is a substitution. 
You will need to press this into shape a bit.  Its very important that you make the large picot 5/8 inch in height (from top of ds to tip of picot)

R 6 vsp 6
C 2ds  large picot (as mentioned) 2ds
*R 6ds vsp 6ds
C. 2ds +(large picot)  2ds*
Repeat from * to * until you have 12 rings
Press into shape.  You may also want to stiffen it


Monday, June 29, 2020

A Very Canadian Tat-a-long 202 Day 1

Hi Everyone,

Its that time of year again!  
I am holding the Very Canadian Tat-a-long starting today.  It will be followed by the 4th of July Tat-a-long.  The files will be available on the Fringe Element Tatters, Just Tatting, Friends of Tatting Corner and the Needle Tatting: For Beginners Group on Facebook.
Or you can just follow below!

For A Very Canadian Tat-a-long you will need size 20 Lizbeth thread in yellow, brown (or grey or blue) and red.  Size 10 clear beads, a bangle, and a 5/8 plastic cabone ring.
For the 4th of July Tat-a-long you will need suze 20 thread in red, white and blue.  Size 10 beads in white, black and red.
If you have other sized threads you will need to fiddles a bit with the beads.

A Very Canadian Tat-a-long 2020
Vicki Clarke 2020
Day 1

Materials:

Size 20 Lizbeth in red, yellow and brown (could also be blue or grey)

Size 10 clear beads

Bangle

5/8 inch plastic cabone ring

 

Terms

C- chain

R- ring

vsp- very small picot

W- make double stitiches around the cabone ring.  Jane Eborall has a great tutorial for shuttle tatters on her technique page

For needle tatters I recommend tatsaway.blogspot.com, she has a tutorial on the blog.  There are also excellent Youtube videos

Start with the 5/8 inch plastic cabone ring

*W      3

R         6 vsp 6*

Repeat from * to * until you have 12 rings

Hide end


Needle tatters-  I think its probably easiest to make true rings with this kind of pattern. 

Shuttle Tatters-  you do not reverse work between the wraps and the rings.