Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tatted Seahorse

Just a quick post here. I figured that since I managed to tat something, I might as well show it instead of waiting till later.

When I first saw the pattern for the motif I am going to show you, I fell in love with it right away.

It's a really cool pattern, and was pretty easy to tat. And no ends to hide! They all end up as part of the fringe on the back. The pattern is by Susan Cuss and can be found here. I used Lizbeth size 20 thread in colour #688 Dark Seagreen. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with him. He wants to go into a coaster. I said he won't fit. He insists he's pregnant. I don't think that's the problem. He retorted back that I shouldn't talk. What I meant was he's too long, but before I could tell him, he ran off with the mermaid, who herself still isn't sure she wants to go in a coaster yet. Anyhow, I plan on tatting another seahorse again soon. In a smaller thread size. So it's shorter. Nothing else!

That's it for now. My order of jump rings isn't ready to be picked up yet, so it'll be next week before I get them. So I will try to get a bunch of tatting done this weekend. And if anyone's interested (and in case I don't post Sunday), I will be in Etsy's Jewelry showcase starting midnight Monday Sept. 13, and running all day until 11:59 PM Monday. I will probably offer free shipping (Canada, US, & reduced International) again, probably Sunday, Monday and maybe Tuesday. Till next time.

12 comments:

  1. I love the seahorse...at first I thought it was tatted with the glow in the dark thread....

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  2. It's so awesome to see both of you here! Thanks for the comments. Glow in the dark thread would be awesome to use for the seahorse. I'll have to try that.

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  3. Oh this pattern is fantastic. You did a wonderful job. I do not tatting but I love to look at the ones others make. I know this would look so stunning on a sea themed crazy quilt. I am so glad I stopped by to see this tonight:)


    Ann Flowers
    flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

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  4. That is an awesome pattern! You have done it really well, and it looks fantastic. I may have a go... I am not so good on figurative stuff, but I am inspired by this.

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  5. I agree. Very cool and an unusual pattern. Thank you for the link. He looks wonderful in seagreen. I love this colour too.

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  6. Wow, that is a great looking seahorse and thanks for listing the pattern page. I love all the frilly picots on the back and also how the stomache is done. I will have to try this out as I love seahorses!!

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  7. Jeff, I'm so glad you enjoyed tatting my pattern! It looks great!I like the colour you've chosen, and what I like about this pattern is that it's so easily adaptable.

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  8. I think the color sets it off just right. The white thread used in the link didn't do it justice. Maybe you could squeeze the seahorse and mermaid on a table runner.

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  9. Love the Seahorse and the thread that you used!

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  10. Kreinik makes some glow-in-the-dark blending filaments that you can load onto your shuttle with your thread.

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  11. Love the pattern, Jeff... it's sort of skeletal.

    I loved even more, your story of him LOL - what a hoot!

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