Saturday, 25 July 2015

Motif 12 - 25 Motif Challenge

I have been test tatting again for Elaine P Gan.  One of the patterns I test tatted for her is called "At the Helm" pendant.  This pattern will be in her fifth eBook of patterns which will be available soon in her Tatting Box store on Craftsy.  This pendant was so much fun to tat with and looks so pretty in solid or variegated thread :).


I finally took the plunge and tried size 40 thread.  This was my third motif tatted with this size.  I still need to weave in ends with the other two.  I am really liking this size and looking forward to trying size 80 thread soon :).

The name of the colourway for this thread is called Low Gravity and was purchased from a fellow Australian tatter.  This thread was so wonderful to tat with!  I was able to unpick and open 3 rings in this pattern.  You can find this thread and her other hand dyed threads in her AlenAleaDesign Etsy shop.

That's it for now.  Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Cheers,
Jenn :). 

P.S. for more info about the challenge, please visit 25 Motif Challenge blog :).

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Round 7 of Mystery TAL

Finally finished Round 7!  Now to decide on a secondary colour to finish off the last two rounds.  My only problem was that I do not have a large range of colours to choose from.  Think I need to buy more threads :).


Playing around on GIMP, I think I will tat Round 8 all in white and Round 9 in Wedgewood Dark.  LOL hopefully it will look similar to the image I drew below :).


Initially I was worried that I might not have enough Wedgewood Dark for Round 9.  After weighing what's left and weighing a new ball of thread, I determined I had about ~4 grams of thread left which is roughly 33 yards.  Just enough for Round 9 if I did my maths right! 

For more information about the Mystery TAL or the pattern, please visit 2015 Beginner's Mystery Tat-A-Long on Craftree.

That's it for now.  Thanks for visiting my blog :).

Cheers,
Jenn :).