Sunday, 10 September 2017

The Transformation!!

Hi all,
Georgia Seitz shared patterns of various laces from NeedleArt Magazine, Vol 8#3 published in 1921, in The Tatting Newsletter. I thank Georgia for giving opportunity to bring out creative variations in antique lace patterns.

I have tatted two variations of the Original pattern on BellaOnline.

"Tatted Edges and Insertions for Underwear" Needleart 1921 Edging no 2

Both variations are single shuttle creations with special effect of Dot Picot Strings. Dot Picots give effect of beads when they are tatted uniformly in place of normal picots.

Variation 1-
In the above variation, I have tatted rings with normal picots after every stitch and the chains are replaced by Dot Picot Strings.
Variation 2-
In this variation, normal rings are replaced by Josephine Rings and chains are replaced by dot picot strings. I added dangling Dot Picot Strings with pearl at the end of each scallop.
Sharing another summer homework from The Tatting Newsletter

The Boutonniere from Antique Pattern Library

I was impressed by the frilly look of this button pattern. I replaced all normal picots by dot picots and it showed a totally different look.The Dot Picots look like beads if tatted uniformly.
Variation of The Boutonniere-
Two shuttles were loaded each with two threads simultaneously by CTM method.
I selected matching thread colors of the button for my above outfit.
It was real fun to work with two threads at a time.

Your comments, suggestions, ideas are welcome.
Wish to see you all tatting Dot Picots.......

-----------Happy Tatting-------------

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Exotic Dot Picots

Hi friends
The Dot Picots and the Dot Picot Strings are so fascinating that I have been trying to include them in different patterns.
Here is a star flower and a split ring braid.
Close up of Star Flower using Dot Picot String.
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All chains in the outer round have a mock ring in center.
The mock ring is a string of four Dot picots close to each other.
Close up of Dot Picot Split Ring braid.
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Amazing  appearance of dot picots as woven beads in this braid.
My single shuttle creations- application of Dot Picot Strings
Tiny Diamond Motif
Small rings with different picot lengths shaped like a flower are joined with dot picot string.
Dot Picot Trio motif-
Each trefoil petal is encircled with dot picot string. A mock ring of dot picot string is tatted at center of each petal.

Are you too getting crazy tatting Dot Picots????
Try few and share with us.
I welcome suggestions, comments and queries from all.

Happy Tatting………...

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Tatting Lord Ganesha

Hi Friends
I am sharing here with you my happy and creative moments while celebrating Indian festival Ganesh Chaturthi. A ten-day festival, that reveres Lord Ganesha as the God of new beginnings and the remover of obstacles and is observed throughout India.
The festival is celebrated with great passion and devotion.
The passion for creativity is reflected in my Tatting Group members too.
A fabulous creation in tatting by VRINDA.
She artistically used chains for the crown and the trunk giving an outline of Lord Ganesha’s face. I just loved the twist she gave to the trunk by making SLT.
DHEEKSHA, a very creative tatter, recently joined my group has beautifully crafted this Ganesha in golden thread with pearls. She has tatted the chains and rings so neatly with perfect measurements depicting the face of Ganesha.
SMITA has devoted her tatting and crochet art to make exact replica of Ganesh. While the round face is , made with crochet, the ears and crown are made with tatted onion rings, the tusk in white and the trunk tatted with only chain swirls. The Ganesha came out very well and is looking really awesome.
SMITA is a multi-talented artist and here are some pics of her Rangoli creations. She had drawn the Rangoli with her hand on the floor outside main entrance of her house. This Rangoli is a fine powder of sand like material used mainly in white color for borders and the other colors mixed with the same powder for filling.
When she doesn't have much time to draw her own designs she uses readymade stencils to create Rangoli like the picture below.
These stencils are easily available in Indian markets throughout the festive season. I really appreciate Smita’s creativity, she and her family celebrates every Indian festival using her artistic talent.
A very unique and stunning garland made by SHALMALI with different colored 4o’clock flowers. These are grown in her courtyard at Pune house.
Shalmali took efforts to make a video to share this technique with us.
Watch video-How to make garland
It is really an amazing way to lock them together without using any thread
My brother in law, Ajit made a beautiful Styrofoam decoration for a 2ft Ganesh idol in Dubai.
The design was kept simple to highlight the lighting of the decoration.
The LED light strips were hidden inside the Styrofoam pieces giving the overall structure the glowing lighting effect.
Let Lord Ganesha bless everyone with more and more creativity and happiness.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

The Bond of Love!!!!!!

Hello friends,
Our Indian festival of RakshaBandhan kept me busy this year. Its significance is the Bond of Love between Brother and Sister. Where the sister shows her love by tying silk thread on the wrist of her loving brother, in response to her love brother takes vow to take care of her in times of difficulties.
I thought of converting my tatting into pretty Rakhis i.e. a type of bracelet made of silk threads. My family members and friends too appreciated and liked them. I put in all my efforts to make the best Rakhis.
Here I am sharing some Rakhis with you. Each Rakhi is a fully tatted piece, the center and the cord for tying knot. I made center part using tatted motifs and cords using different types of tatted laces.
The first image above shows two clovers joined with an embellishment in the center.
The image on right side is made of split rings and bead in the center method.
Look at the attached brown cords at both ends of the motif.
Its tatted with Lock Chain Stitch. I love the beautiful effect it gives.
Some more unique creations are posted below.
Each one is tatted with the same above technique but with different types of cord patterns.
Tatted motifs tatted from my Tatting Group's Theme  are used in Rakhis below......
I am sure you all would love to see more of my Rakhis.
Pl visit my FaceBook Page- Ushas Creations
Feel free to ask for any pattern you would like to try out.

Coming up with my passion for Gift envelopes soon ...... next blog post.

Till then  HAPPY TATTING .....

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Love This Fusion!!!

Here is a star medallion, which I have managed to tat tiny dots and tiny dainty dot picots both in one motif. It is an elegant motif with fusion of two techniques, hence I named it Fusion Elegance.
This star motif was test tatted by Marie McCurry. Her motif came out amazingly beautiful.  I thank her for all efforts and valuable suggestions for my pattern writing.
Download the detailed PDF pattern here: Fusion Elegance
I have given step by step pictorial instructions in this PDF pattern.
Main highlight of this medallion is…..
1.Small space between two chains in second round tatted with (1ds P 1ds) dots.
2.The third round is tatted with Dot Picots as thrown rings on chains.
3.Decorative lock joins made in fourth round at eight points to break continuity of one colour.
Sharing my experiment with initial pics below………..
While climbing out to second round of this motif, I was confused where to attach SH2. I needed blue color to make a mock picot to complete first round (See pic 1,2)and Split Ring for the second round. I decided to leave 7cm thread of SH1 at the beginning of the first round.
The same thread was used till I climbed out with Split Ring,(See Pic 3) reversed the work and joined SH2 to continue the pattern.
Another variation
I am glad that Marie was happy with my written instructions.
Hope you enjoy working it too.
Your comments ,suggestions are most welcome.
 Happy Tatting always........

Thursday, 29 June 2017

My Single Shuttle Laces

Tatting is a creative world!!!! Thanks everyone for positive response for My Single Shuttle Motifs.
Here I am sharing few of my own designs of single shuttle lace patterns with brief descriptions of each technique or effect used. These innovative ideas have come out of my Tatting Group's Single shuttle challenge. I would be happy to share patterns if anyone likes to try out my designs. Kindly email me for the same.
While tatting single shuttle laces, the only option was to tat rings in a row with or without bare thread. I thought of  replacing this bare thread using Dot Picots. I visualized lot of potential lying in the tiny ring of one double stitch. The Dot Picots can be used in many ways to make tatted pieces more ornamental.
I tatted six dot picots close to each other on the shuttle thread and it looked like a beaded string.
While moving over to next ring in a simple lace, one can replace the bare thread, which is used to leave some space to avoid overlapping, with this string of Dot Picots .
1.Laces with Dot Picot Strings: I was obsessed with replacing the bare thread with dot picot strings and created some unique patterns  using normal rings, onion rings, dots, trefoils, roll-tatted rings. You can just zoom in to see each one.
2. Laces with Half Closed Rings: This technique is commonly used but Brown lace is tatted with little variation. The half closed rings are tatted in between the normal rings with lacy picots. The light brown is trefoil of half closed rings.
3. Laces using vsps: These laces are tatted with very small picots which are frequently used for joining rings or chains. All four laces are tatted using vsp(very small picot) technique and not by SSSR (Single Shuttle Split Rings), where the shuttle thread is lock joined from back side to tat another ring in same direction. 
4. Simple laces with and without picots: Simple laces on left are made with variation in picot gauge and variation in double stitches showing the bare thread giving delicate look. On the right side, some laces are tatted with normal rings, some with Josephine  rings, all without picots.
5. Laces with Inverted picots and cross picots: In green lace each ring has three inverted picots, two short inverted picots on either sides and one long inverted picot in middle.  All three picots are  lock joined after closing the ring, giving shape of coins. In this lace, long Picots can be replaced by beads. In the orange lace, long picots are joined diagonally to the next ring.
All above lace patterns are created by me out of restriction of using only one shuttle as per the Theme of my Tatting Group. 
Hope you like them all. 
Posting my group members work on laces soon..........

All your comments, suggestions, queries are welcome.