Saturday, July 25, 2009

Maple Leaf

It's been 2 months since I've had anything to show. I had to take a leave of absence from tatting to work on a volunteer project. When I was able to return, sadly I found it was difficult to get my tatting flow back.

I started with a project that was clearly beyond my level of knowledge, so after 3 failed attempts, I put it aside until I can research the techniques a bit more. Next came Ellen's paperclips. Her designs are always fun for me and they are fast and easy. Which means I can make alot of them in a bit of time here and there so I usually have something tatted to gave away. I give them away so quickly that I forget to blog about them.

From the paperclips I went to the maple leaf pattern which was a big hit in our tatting community a few weeks ago. After a failed attempt (I made an error at the beginning and noticed it towards the middle, so there was no point to finishing it, LOL), I started over. This is the result.

It is made using a size 30 thread, variegated, DMC I think. Previously I had decided that I was going to get into the habit of front side/back side tatting. I am happy that it is now second nature for me and I was able to do it on this leaf without thinking about it twice.

That's all I've got for now.

Happy Tatting,

Bonnie

14 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

Welcome back to tat land. The leaf is brilliant. Upwards and onwards to the next project!!

pharmd2009 said...

Wow--it's beautiful!

TattingChic said...

Nice job! That's one of my favorite leaf patterns! It's nice to see a post from you again! :)

wickedtats said...

Lovely leaf. Was it DMC perle?

Tatskool said...

Missed you! The maple leaf is lovely in those pretty colours, on my to-do list!

Fox said...

Welcome back to Tat-land! The Leaf Rocks!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Yes, welcome back Bonnie! Hopefully you will get back into the tatting swing of things. Your leaf looks very nice and that DMC colorway is one of my fav's!

shirley said...

The leaf is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Sally Kerson said...

Hope the voluntary work went well, and like everyone else its good to see you back. Thanks for linking the maple leaf pattern too.

TAT19540 said...

Your leaf is loverly. I like that pattern also and I love your colors!
Welcome back!

***Jon**** said...

Stopping by to say thank you for entering my giveaway. Good luck to you in the drawing.

spindelmaker said...

Tatting, is that what it is called in English? One of my grand-aunts made these, but I never learned how. but it is so much fun to see more modern versions and new patterns with this technique. Inspiring!

Murielle said...

Hello
I am looking for Tammy Rodger's Maple Leaf pattern you have used above. It is so pretty and I'm hoping to use it for Christmas gifts.
I don't seem to be able to find a working link.
Can you help?

Bonnie said...

yes but I have no way to get ahold of you