Patterns

Monday, December 21, 2020

Lucky Star Fundraiser Pattern.

I have added a new pattern on Etsy called Lucky Star.  From now until Jan 1st the proceeds from the sales of this pattern will go to Lisa Greenlee Adams Go Fund Me page.  
Etsy listing: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/914832238/lucky-star?ref=shop_home_active_1

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Bell Angel

This is an old pattern that I made into a kit for the Palmetto Tatdays in 2015. Its very cute on a mini Christmas tree. 

Bell Angel

Vicki Clarke 2015

victats@gmail.com

 Materials:

1 shuttle

1.5 yard of size 20 thread for skirt

½ yard of size 20 thread for wings

6mm bead for head

 Jingle bell (1/2 inch approximately)

1.  Make motif in diagram leaving a long tail of thread

2. Tat one pair of angle wings. 

3.  To assemble pull the skirt thread down through the top of the bell

4.  Pull the thread up through the 6mm head bead.  

5. Tie wings on between the 6mm head bead and the skirt.

5.  Make a hanger by tying knot in loop near the bead large enough it doesn’t slip back through the bead.  

                                                       


 
                    Bell Angel


Sunday, December 13, 2020

Something to drop...

One of the other patterns to come out of last year's advent is this cute but irreverent pattern.  If you aren't interested in making an "F" bomb it can also be done in bright colours to be an ornament.   Hopefully I'll share a picture version that is more like an ornament tomorrow.

"F" Bomb by Vicki Clarke 2020
victats@gmail.com

Materials
Thread: size 3 or size 10
Bead:. Square F bead
Red or white thread
Shuttle or needle

Terms
R- ring
C- chain
lj- lock join
CTM- continuous thread method
p- picot
+ - join
vsp- very small picot
VS- Victorian sets (in this case 2 1st half stitches followed by 2 2nd half stitches)

Shuttle tatters add 2 yards to shuttle with F bead on shuttle.   CTM with ball.

R. 6 p 6
C. 6 (pull bead up on shutttle) 6
R. 6 +(p of ring)
Turn work 
C  20 lj ( base of 1st ring) 6 lj (p on ring) 4 vsp 4 lj(same as previous) 6 lj (base of 2nd ring) 
C. 20 VS, tie to base of 1st ring
If you are using size 10 thread you may need 22 sets.




Friday, December 4, 2020

Advent Christmas Tree

I made this Christmas tree last year when I did my thread Advent Calendar using the skeins of thread I'd purchased over the years but hadn't used yet.  Each day I would open the drawer in the calendar, take out the skein of hand-dyed thread and tat with it.  There wasn't a specific pattern, I would just play around and see what I could come up with.  This is one of the patterns that came from the experience.  The thread used in the picture is from Marilee Rockley and is called Spooky (it's currently in her Etsy shop Yarnplayer).  I know, strange colors to inspire a Christmas tree.

Advent Christmas Tree 

Terms-

tp- twisted picot, make a long picot and before joining to this picot you will twist the picot.  This creates a point

R- ring

C- chain

lj- lock join, where to join is indicated in brackets.


Wind 1 yard onto a shuttle, or leave an appropriate tail on a needle:



R1       5 vsp 5 vsp 5 vsp 5

C1       12 lj (1st p) 10 lj (2nd p)

R2       4 vsp 4 vsp 4 vsp 4

C2       8 lj (1st p R2) 6 lj (2nd p R2)

C3       3 vsp 3 vsp 3 vsp 3 lj (2nd p R2)

C 4      6 lj (3rd p R2) 8 lj (base of R2) 10 lj (3rd p R1)  lj to beginning

 

Round 2 

C         12

SCMR                        3

C         6 lj (1st lj C1) 3

SCMR                        3

C         8 lj (between C1 and C2)  6

SCMR                        3

C         4 lj (1st lj C2) 2

SCMR                        3

C         4 lj (1st vsp C3) 1

SCMR                        3

C         3 lj (2nd vsp C3) 2 tp 1 + (tp) 3 lj (2nd vsp C3) 3

SCMR                        3

C         1 lj (3rd p of C3) 4

SCMR                        3

C         2 lj (1st lj C4) 4

SCMR                        3

C         6 lj (between R1 and R2) 8

SCMR                        3

C         4 lj (3rd lj of C4) 6

SCMR                        3

C         12 join to beginning cut and tie

Friday, October 23, 2020

Flower of Doom Pattern

 In my head I post far more frequently that every few months.  Clearly reality and what's going on in my head are 2 different things.   It seems I only show up for the parties...

To celebrate the dark, cool nights and falling leaves I bring you the Flower of Doom Pattern!



Flower of Doom

 

Materials

 Skull bead 

72 seed beads (added as you tat NOT on ball thread

Size :20 Lizbeth thread

 Terms

shp- space help by paperclip

vsp- very small picot

R- ring

C- chain

lj- lock join

lp- long picot

note to shuttle tatters that core thread = shuttle thread

Shuttle tatters wind 2 yards on shuttle CTM with ball

Needle tatters normal tail (24 inch)


Start by pulling thread through skull bead and hold with paperclip

Pull a loop of core thread through a seed bead and hold with paperclip

C         4 lj (shp)

Pull a loop of core thread through  a seed bead and hold with paperclip

C         4 lj (shp)

Pull a loop of core thread through a seed bead and hold with paperclip

C         4 lj (shp)

Pull a loop of core thread through a seed bead and hold with paperclip

C         4 lj (shp)

Lj to loop pulled through skull bead (1st paperclip)

Pull a loop of core thread through a seed bead and hold with paperclip

C         4 lj (shp)

Pull a loop of core thread through a seed bead and hold with paperclip

C         4 lj (shp)

Pull a loop of core thread through a seed bead and hold with paperclip

C         4 lj (shp)

Lj to beginning of round

Round 2

*C       6 lj (space between chains)*

Repeat around motif

Round 3

*C       8 lj (space between chains)*

Round 4

Pull a loop of core thread through 4 seed beads, Pass  loop of thread around the thread coming out of skull, pull loop through 4 more seed beads then pass shuttle through loop of core thread, take up slack

C         5  lp 1 + (twist the lp and then join to the tip) 5

*Pull a loop of core thread through 4 seed beads, Pass  loop of thread around the core thread between the 1st 2 chains of round 1, pull loop through 4 more seed beads then pass shuttle through loop of core thread, take up slack

C         5  lp 1 + (twist the lp and then join to the tip) 5*

Repeat * to * around motif each tme making the loop between the next 2 chains,  then make a loop for hanging:

C         16  join back to base of this chain to make a ring and hide threads


Friday, September 4, 2020

I wish I was at Palmetto Tatdays 2020!


Happy Palmetto Tat Days Everyone!

This weekend many of us are wishing we were in Georgia right now enjoying all that Tatland has to offer.   Palmetto Tat Days like the Christmas in Whoville is stopped by nothing, not huricanes nor covid!  So let's take a moment this weekend to pretend we are at Palmetto Tat Days. 
This is what I suggest:

1. On Saturday wear one of your past tatday shirts (or designate a pretend tatday shirt if you have never attended)

2. Tat a pattern fron tatdays or one written by a past tatday teacher or an UFO from a tatting seminar.

If you are stuck you can look on my blog www.victats.blogspot.com or on Jane's site www.janeeborall.freeservers.com for a pattern.

3. Eat Chocolate
4. Take a picture...post it to your Facebook site  or blog with #palmettotatdays or...share it with me...

For more information on the Palmetto Tatters Guild go to http://palmettotatters.org/.

I have added below a pattern for tatted ear savers.   I used size 3 Lizbeth thread for the sample in the picture. You can use any size thread but you will need to add more repeats.  You will also need to make the size of the beads used smaller to fit the rings better.  With Size 3 thread it is easier to add the beads after by sewing them in place but with a smaller thread you may want to add them as you go.


Tatted Ear Savers by Vicki Clarke

Terms

sp- small picot

p- picot

lj- lock join

C- chain

vsp- very small picot

R- ring

 

Materials: 

Size 3 Thread (6 yards in kit)

6 or 8 mm beads

2 buttons

Thread to sew on buttons and beads (not in kit)

 

Wind 3 yards of thread of a shuttle, or if needle tatting normal tail

 

R     5 p 5 vsp 5 p 5

C     5 p 5

*R   5 + (previous ring) 5 vsp 5 p 5

C     5 p 5*

Repeat from * to * until you have 5 rings in total then:

C     7  lj (p on 5th ring)  7 lj (vsp on closest ring)

C     *5 p 5 lj (vsp on next ring)*

Repeat from * to * across top of rings then


C
    7  lj (p on 1st ring)  7 , join to beginning ring.  Hide ends.

 

Now take some thread (I used size 20 thread in a coordinating color)  and sew a button on at the first picot.  Don’t cut the thread, instead run the thread either behind the tatting or through the core of the double stitches to the 1st picot of the 2nd ring.   Sew a bead to the middle of the ring by going through the 1st and 3rd picots.  Repeat with the next 2 rings.  Finish by sewing the 2nd button to the last picot on the 5th ring.  Knot and hide threads. 

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...