Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Canada Day Tatting

Happy Canada Day!!!!!!

Well, the title says it all. I hope all my fellow Canadians had (or are still having) a great time celebrating the birthday of this great country of ours. I didn't have to work today, so I did some tatting. Now what would be more Canadian than this:

This is Tammy Rodgers modern adaptation of a maple leaf pattern she found in a Workbasket Magazine. You can find the pattern here. I used Flora size 20 thread in red, er, colour number 221. The leaf measures about 3 inches across. This is a fairly quick pattern to make. It took me about two hours to complete. And I made only one mistake, though it occurred early in the pattern, and was easy to fix. After joining the last chain to the first ring, I threaded a length of thread through the join and doubled it. I then encapsulated the doubled thread and the ball thread with the shuttle thread to make the stem somewhat thicker. I really like this pattern, so I started another leaf. I'm only about half done, but I should have it done later today. I'll show it next time. This is going to be Motif #22 of my Second 25 Motif Challenge.

That's all for now. I'll post again soon. Really. Till next time.


  1. Happy Canada Day, aye neighbor?

  2. Thanks TattingChic and LadyShuttleMaker! I hope you have a great weekend.