Thursday, July 26, 2007

A ton to talk about today...

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Believe it or not but this is what I was trying to achieve with that mess I posted about below. It took me three tries to get it. And looking at it now it looks quite simple. But looks can be deceiving. This is a two shuttle pattern. Since it is a cross and it is simple in appearance could anyone let me know if there is already a pattern out there like this one?

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These are two tatting mugs fresh from the kiln. I am very pleased with them both and they are available in my Etsy shop for purchase.

The Tatted Ring of bloggers is steadily growing. Another incentive to join is that the "search" is set up to display the blogs with the least amount of traffic first. It is a guaranteed way to send more traffic to your site. I am leaving the "joining" up to each individual. You are the only judge of whether your blog is appropriate for the ring or not. All rules and instructions for this ring can be found here.

And lastly, I am going to put a "free patterns" link on this page soon. I am re-working the patterns in a format that one can expect from me. Not only will you get free patterns (everyone likes free right?) but also, so that you can get a good idea what to expect from any future publications I might put out.

6 comments:

snowy said...

Hello Sherry, I love your tatted mugs....but I'm waiting for a blue one? is blue a difficult colour to produce in ceramics? I'm also a long way away...so don't do anything specially, but do answer about blue glazes,

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Hi Snowy,
I am assuming that you are referring to the ever popular "colbalt" blue? Cobalt is a ridiculously expensive material. It also tends to make glazes runny. So yes sometimes it is hard to work with. Because it is so expensive to work with I usually only use it for cusom orders.
Making a cobalt blue mug is not a problem at all. Because the color is so dark the tatted impressions would be very subtle.
You are in France right? I do ship internationally. The prices are located in my Etsy shop.
This is probably WAAYY more information than you were looking for. :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Oooh! Aaah! I wonder how many cups of coffee I can drink at one time?

Tattycat said...

I love the mugs and the cross. I will check out the Etsy shop. I am making my Christmas list! I am really enjoying the Tatted Ring of Bloggers. Thanks for all of the work you have put into it.

yarnplayer said...

Your cross design is very pretty, and I for one have not seen anything similar.

TattingChic said...

I've never seen a cross like that one, Sherry. I love your pottery with the tatting in it. I wish I was rich so I could commission you to make me a whole service for 8 of dinner plates and bowls etc. etc. with matching tatting...even my own designs that I tatted so you didn't have to do all the tatting...LOL...Okay, I have to wake up, now, but that was a nice dream while it lasted.