Saturday, February 12, 2011

I've been busy!

I haven't posted any work on my blog for the last couple of weeks, but that doesn't mean I've been idle. I have been designing some miniature petitpoint teacosies for a client commission but I won't show the teacosies until they are with their new owner so you will all have to wait a while for that!

Not to disappoint anyone, I have also been busy with my miniature tatting and have several new miniature doilies to show. Most of these are actually snowflake designs, but the doily below is my own design, and is intended for a miniature setting and not as a snowflake. It's called Tranquility, and once again it is tatted with 100 sewing thread. Shown here next to a US dime, this doily is really tiny, and would probably look good as the centrepiece on a 1/24th scale dining table. I have decided that I like the 100 sewing thread I have been using so much for its fineness and strength that I will probably do all my miniature tatting with it. This is number 5 in the 25 Motif Challenge.

Number 6 is Carol Lepard's Snowflake 1 - an unusual design and one which really caught my eye when I first saw it. I think it has a very modern look. Thanks again Carol for allowing me to use it! Carol wrote this pattern for needle tatting, so it was interesting to try tatting it with a shuttle - I found I had to add a split ring here and there to avoid joining between the rounds.

Numbers 7 and 8 in the challenge go to two more of Jon's beautiful designs. These are part of a matching set called Sweetheart. I just love these designs, and Jon has designed a matching edging to go with them too. I am tempted to try the edging in miniature as well!

I should mention that although I have posted photos of one motif of each design, I have actually tatted three of each motif on my blog - one for myself and two for sale on my stall at the VAME miniature show in Melbourne, which is held in July each year. That means I've actually tatted 24 motifs so far, but I'm not counting the duplicates in my Challenge count because I want to have the incentive to tat some more!


Ascension said...

Enhorabuena son unos trabajos geniales!!!!!
besitos ascension

Catherine said...

They are so beautiful!!! Like snow flakes.

God's Kid said...

All your miniatures are fabulously outstanding and extremely amazing! :)

Marie said...

Waoow ... I just discover your blog and it's a pleasure, your creations are simply amazing !

Mini hugs from Belgium,

Norma said...

Delighted to have found you thru a comment you made on Lidi's blog. Your work is just incredible, how you manage this detail in this scale is beyond belief.

Bev said...

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments. Norma, I'm lucky enough to own a few of Lidi's pieces, her work is amazing. As for managing the detail in my work, it's a matter of challenging yourself to see how small you can go. There are very few threads finer than the ones I now use for tatting, and I have yet to explore them for this medium, but I will!

Monica said...

Ditto on Norma's comment ... it is absolutely incredible. My grandmother tatted life sized snowflakes for our Christmas tree one year ... they hung sharing space with silve, crystal, and snowy antique ornaments. Just magical. So admire anyone with the talent for such fine needlework. Norma sent me here, so thanks to her for showing the way!

El bichillo said...

Precioso tu trabajo, y tus galgos son guapos, desgraciadamnete aquí en España se abandónan muchos galgos y otros son sacrificados, es bonito ver lo bien cuidados que están los tuyos, besos.