martes, 23 de diciembre de 2008

MOTIF # 11

Its going slowly my 25motif challenge , but go on with it , so I was looking for a simple pattern I could tat in a short time and found  this cute tree by Ellen Lai. I really like it . 
My problem with it was my choice of the thread , cause at last I tat with a green dmc perle #8 and the pattern was made with a thicker thread, and , as I didnt modify the number of ds,  picots size... in some parts of the tatting I get in trouble, so tiny spaces to tat and the tecniques: split chain , split rings
but i like the result..

I ll try to tat it with a thread ·20 , it will look better and easy to make!! 


Hi again, I have not posted in this month. So busy for me!!
I was envolved in some sewing because my other favourite craft is country crafts and this year decided to make another Christmas wreath. It is said we have to add a new ornament every year, so this was my new one...

 but I want to begin with my sincere greetings for this holidays!! HAPPY HOLYDAYS FOR ALL!!  I must to be grateful to all the person who take its time to visit this blog and leave a comment, that really make me happy. It encourage me to go on doing the things I like  and learn more day by day..

So , although it not tatting, here I  leave my best wishes for you, and a photo of my modest christmas tree...


miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2008

Motif # 10

 Georgia's classes on line begin again!!!! and this is the project of the second class, a bookmarkby Eliz Davis - This bookmark uses multiples shuttles, multiple colors, rings, chain, split rings, scmr.... wow.. what a training!! 
and the result is here!
Back side and front side of the bookmark. A really lovely motif!

I used thread Omega  n 10, variegated orange, and Dmc traditions n 10, color blue and yellow.

lunes, 17 de noviembre de 2008

Here again.... Motif # 8-9

After a few weeks, here im again. I had an alergy in my eye , so I couldnt do almost nothing, but now , Im returning with some tatted works.  It was such a problem cause I dont use glasses,but contact lens, so, It was impossible to tat nothing!! and either couldnt use the pc,.. so..... I got a little crazy!!!  jajaj..... 
Let me show you the things I was tatting.....

As i told you , im taking wally'spanish online classes, and we reviewed the Daisy Picot tecnique, so I looked for this pattern, from Jane Eborall, just lovely butterflies. These were a good example to practice this tatting method...

The other motif is from Wally' page , a  beautiful daisy, tatted with the same tecnique.  The only thing I couldnt manage were the picots!! they are so rebel!!! jaaja, 

To make the stem and the leaves, i used the encapsulated tecnique, cause at this point i have several threads to hide! ¿what do you think of these flowers??

So these will be my new motifs for this 25 challenge..

jueves, 16 de octubre de 2008

Motif #·7

I took this pattern from Aunt Ellen book, it s  a clover leaf, tatted with the onion ring technique.I used dmc perle cotton thread, # 8,variegated green,  and as it was a little motif,
 I added a "tail" so it can be use as a bookmark.

viernes, 10 de octubre de 2008

Motif # 6 -

Im not used to make my own designs, but this time I tried to make a leaf, using only a shuttle, not looking at any pattern and this is my result, a tiny leaf , only rings.Its a beginning! I like the result , so I tatted one more and added a little flower with multipicots. I think this could be my motif #6, a little bunch with leaves and flower.

Motif # 5

Ill keep on tatting flowers, but this time I decided to make a bookmark, so I took a pattern from the book Aunt Ellen tatting handbook, to make the leaf  and then I added a tail , using the josephine knot . The center of the flower is a ring, with tiny rings, worked in josephine knot, tatting the first half of the double stitch

viernes, 3 de octubre de 2008

Motif #4- more flowers

This is a pattern from Lisa Trumble (you can find the pattern here..... I had a problem in one of the leafs, because I distracted and I joined to the wrong picot , but I thought it wasnt a big problem, so this will be my motif # 4.....Ill keep on collecting more flowers and leaves....

Motif # 3

Well , here again , with flowers again.....Ilike spring!! I found this pattern searching for flowers for our monthly spanish challenge (flowers, leaves, trees...) in Eliz Davis blogspot and decided to tat it.
She called these Dancing flowers, and I really think they are dancing!!

sábado, 27 de septiembre de 2008

Motif # 2

Split chains.... what a job  it was for me! We saw in our class a pattern from Katia Vallee, a beautiful fan, full of split chains! so, when I finished it, I tried to transform this fan in butterfly wings, changing the lenght of the chains.  An the result is the photo above.  I know there is a long way in learning how to design my own motifs but I m happy with this one!!

viernes, 26 de septiembre de 2008

Motif # 1_ Spring is here!!

In the last on line spanish class  we reviewed  the tecnique of multi picots. We used the diagrams of Mark Myers,   very clear ,and with the help of Wally it was easy to learn it at last. So I decided to tat some simple flowers to practice, and I think this will be my first motif in this challenge. Here in Argentina, spring has just arrived, so this is my modest  tribute to this beautiful season.

martes, 23 de septiembre de 2008

Our spanish space for tatting...

This is the spanish tatting group, created by wally sosa. More  people is joining this group and it is fantastic, because it means this art will not dissapear....

View my page on Frivolite en Espanol

My first entry..introducing myself

Well, this will be my first entry in this blog. I like to do many different crafts, such as tatting, bobbin lace making, basketmaking, aboriginal loom ,... selftaught in most of them. 

 But this will be dedicated to tatting-frivolite. I decided to have one here because, first of all, i like tatting and i would like to join the 25motif challenge too. I think its a great idea to get practice
 and to learn new tecniques, too, and
 the most important , meet people from other countries who shares the same interests.
My native language is spanish, not english, so I hope I get by very well in this one.

I have joined the ning group Frivolite en español, owned by Wally Sosa, a great person, and really a good teacher!!, and most recently the etatters group in ning too., a fantastic group , too.

Another interest challenge that catch my attention is the TYAs, but I think Ill need a 50 hourday to do all I want!!.......

I end this first entry with some photos of my first challenge in the spanish group,  learn and improve my celtic tatting( pattern from Rozella Linden book, a master in this tecnique!!.....)...