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Topic: Tatted and Beaded with Button Medallion  (Read 4629 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2005 02:05:59 PM »

Thanks for the info! A long time ago a lady tried to show me--on a lunchbreak and she had plans of making this elaborate butterfly--and I couldn't even get holding the thread down. I think that it's my crochet/knitting holding patterns that made it feel funny to me. I'll practice!
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2005 05:45:15 PM »

I love it!  I've been wanting to try tatting for a while now!  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2005 09:49:37 AM »

That's sooo pretty!!! I like it lots and want to learn how to tat too! Thanks for sharing Cheesy
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melsing32
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2005 04:39:44 AM »

that is beautiful!  my mother in law tried to show me how to tat but i am left handed so it got to be really frustrating!  it is an extinct art.  perhaps i should try again!  by using the instructions/websites you all have left.

thanks!
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2005 03:48:30 PM »

Oh no! You've just pushed me even closer to learning how to tat, I need to resist though, far to many projects currently going on in my life, where I'd fit in time to learn how to do that I don't know.

I actually really like the first picture you took of it on the white fabric, I think it would look really good permanently attached to something like that.  In general though, it's just so sophisticated looking
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Flareon
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2005 02:15:23 PM »

Thanks for the great websites!! Somewhere amongst my crafting stuff, I have a tatting shuttle and tatting cord that I found at Jo Ann's. Of course, a few weeks ago I was in Michael's and saw a very, very pretty filigreed tatting shuttle, and other accessories to hang from a chatlaine. Expensive, but I may have to indulge!!

Sewlittle, I think I know which shuttle you are referring to, and I would recommend against buying it from Michaels which sells it for like 15 dollars, but instead try eBay, as you can ususally find it for under 8 dollars including shipping. 

I collect shuttles too, and now I have about 40+, some of them very special.  If you ever want recommendations on shuttles or suppliers, pm me, I'd be happy to help. 
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Flareon
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2005 02:18:12 PM »

that is beautiful!  my mother in law tried to show me how to tat but i am left handed so it got to be really frustrating!  it is an extinct art.  perhaps i should try again!  by using the instructions/websites you all have left.

thanks!

Perhaps this page would be helpful?

http://personalpages.tds.net/~tatting/tat/ltat.html
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ikissedmadonna
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2005 06:49:03 PM »

That is so gorgeous. I love it. GREAT JOB!
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Flareon
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2005 08:37:13 PM »

I just wanted to post up some more of my more recent tattings...

This one isn't finished yet, but is the center part of a much larger doily I am working on. 

This link shows what it will look like once complete (which will be months from now I'm sure). 
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y16/Flareon/tatorrbookcover.jpg


A bit late in the year for snowflakes, but I think they are lovable in any season, doncha agree? 

The one one the right became a little distorted because I used tube beads instead of seed beads and the extra space taken up stretched the pattern sort of funny. 

All your positive comments have made me feel warm and fuzzy.   Cheesy
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Ylva
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2005 11:20:05 AM »

beautiful! Imagine that one a top or something, to spice it up... Shocked
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