Sorry for the extended absence! I've been a bit busy lately enjoying the break between semesters. A Happy New Year to you all!!
If I recall....we left off with Step Two of the twelve steps for addicted tatters.
Well, step three is just going to have to wait for a bit longer. I'm ignoring my addiction at this moment and just trying to figure a few things out.
My absence was due to a secret project. I wanted to complete the first demo before blogging about it...however, I need opinions from my tatting peeps. So, here is the project.
I started tatting an edge over the Thanksgiving break. I wanted to do something that looked like icicles for the top edge of a Christmas stocking. So, here was the beginning.
I didn't really know what pattern I'd use for the stocking. I just tatted with the idea in mind. I found a pattern and just finished the final sewn stocking this evening. It's a demo...
Here are some close-ups of the tatting. And, NO, it's not attached. The tatting is a bit too big for this stocking. I'll have to enlarge the pattern for this piece of tatted edge. There are several patterns used in the edge. One was adapted from the blomqist book. I added length a clover leaf for the longer icicles. I also added a short motif between each longer icicle. The top of the edge is from Austin's 'A New Twist on Tatting'.
The snowflake is from Jan Stawasz's 'Tatting: Theory and Patterns'
Now, I've got to figure out how I'm going to attach the edging..
Do I attach it to the top of the stocking?
Do I shorten the turned out lining and attach it on that edge?
This may not be too clear...not sure. Let me know what ya'll think.
BTW...I missed ya'll and hope to be checking in more frequently.
Have a wonderful day!!