3.14.2012

clover


A tatted clover....


...tatted many times over into intricate, lacey medallions ~



~ can become a beautiful piece of threadwork.

The pattern is Clover Mat  by Jon of Tat-a-Renda.




I have only begun this but love knowing that I can stop at just a small doily or maybe a table runner -- or good golly! a bedspread. 

Okay.  Maybe not that huge.




Because with tatting --- it is add-as-you-go, so the project can remain small, or it can be built upon to become a gorgeously, huge piece of work just by how many pieces are tatted to the previous piece.

Love that.





And it is really such a darn shame that no one in this house has any crochet patterns for say...an iPod cosy or something.

Because I spot this when my son walks past me....


Yes.  That is Scotch tape. 

And yes, he has it taped to his shirt.

Like I said --- it's just too bad he doesn't know of anyone that has scads of crochet (or maybe even a few knit) patterns for stuff like this.



25 comments:

Danette said...

That tatting is about the prettiest thing I have ever seen. And your son's IPod taped to his shirt is about THE FUNNIEST thing I have ever seen!!!

Stine Hoelgaard Johansen said...

So very beautiful

Stine:)

Tudy said...

Love the tatting.

Sentimentally Me said...

Lovely Tatting!

And your son with his taped-on IPOD cracked me up! Reminded me of the time my grown up daughter called me to tell me the seam had split in her new Banana Republic Dress. I asked her if she fixed it. She did. She Stapled it :)

Funny Kids! (But very resourceful, wouldn't you say??!)

Marilyn said...

at the risk of sounding completely nuts...I get very excited when I see you have posted...I look forward to seeing what you have done since the last time...and this was worth the wait! You tat like an angel..if angels tat...it is perfection, in thread. you are a tatter of the highest plane and I am green with envy...there that put it all in perspective...
you are a genius...
your son...well, close but no cigar...even though he did get your attention...
I'll go now!!!

Sarah said...

Oh how pretty! The ipod too, lol!

Pradeepa said...

I don't know anything about tatting but it looks so pretty, very intricate. It seems to be a very complex process. I admire your skills and patience. I don't think I could ever do anything like that.

Nana said...

Wow, this is beautiful and exquisit. You have alot of patience and love doing this, I can see.

Nana

"di cuore" said...

omg!!!!
love love love this!!!!!
i want, i need to learn ^^

G.

Gabi said...

...wow, loving this very very much !!!
Have a great time,
Gabi

Susana said...

Hola. Te está quedando precioso¡¡¡
Besos.

Deia Klier said...

Lindo, lindo seu trabalho! Parabéns!

Anna said...

More I see your tatting, more I'm sad not to be able to do so...
Amazing work... so delicate, love it !
Hug
Continue your amazing work...
Anna

needlekrafter said...

So pretty, the tatting! I really need to sit down and watch a tutorial on how to do this-- it's so intricate and lovely...

Your son seems to be pretty inventive.

HillyT said...

You made me laugh, I admire your sons ingenuity.
As for the tatting, I would never have believed I might want to try something like that, but it is so utterly pretty that I might have to look into it. Thank you for the inspiration.

Isobel said...

Your work is so beautiful and elegant! Wow!!
I am really impressed.
xx

annemarie said...

Beautiful work - love the clover pattern. Did you teach yourself to tat?? It seems like such a lost art which is really sad considering the beauty of tatting.

Bari Jo said...

The iPod is priceless and made me laugh. Hard. (I get it - I have 3 boys!) But - if you ever do make something out of crochet, I would love to know how to make one for myself! :o) The tatting is so beautiful! I have my DVD and my supplies but have yet to have a few hours to sit down and enjoy - we have spring break the week before Easter so I am hoping to get some time to myself to start diving into this beautiful form of handwork. Thank you for the lovely inspiration! I really enjoy your posts and get so excited when I see one! Have a great weekend!

Stefania said...

Una meraviglia
complimenti,ciao

Tatkis said...

What a beautiful, delicate tatting process! Good luck!

Hugs,
Tatyana

glor said...

Your tatting is gorgeous. Haven't learned that yet but after seeing this I must. What beauitful work you do.

Abigail Cashelle said...

WOW!! I love your tatting, and your son is hilarious. Apparently, you need to teach his girlfriend how to crochet OR he needs a crocheting girlfriend ASAP.
~Abigail

Elizabeth said...

great blog. i like it.. groeten uit Nederland. Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

So lovely.

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