Saturday, June 14, 2008

More tatting supplies

This is the newest shuttle listed in the shop. I am showing the photo so you can see the model that came in for this photo shoot. He was great to work with and I only had to give him a few aphids, which I think were well worth his time.
Also the silk has sold much faster than I anticipated but never fear there are new batches listed in the shop. BTW I am LOVING tatting with this silk, it has exceded my expectations. I could see running into some frustration with it if you had to retrotat which of course I did (retro-tat that is, NOT run into trouble) but I can foresee retrotatting possibly being an issue for newbies. With that said, that is the only drawback I have found with it.
This is the first weekend that my hubby has had off so I am getting very little accomplished as he is the biggest distraction in the world. He is a good distraction but if he didn't have a job and hung around all the time, I would never get anything done.
I was hoping to show the next round of the big doily I posted about previously....ahhh it will happen due time.

But I won't leave without some eyecandy:
I had to try this pattern with the silk thread. I regret that I have to muck up all my photos with signature stamps. We all know that there is a thief among us and I need to protect my creative property as best I can. It was about a year ago that I discovered individuals "borrowing" my images without my consent or knowledge so that is when I added this extra measure. These disrespectful people were not in the tatting community. Our community is honest, and fun and we tend to band together and protect one another. I am so proud to be in this community and I want you all to know that "I GOT YOUR BACKS".

Anyhow here is a close up so you can see the thread better:
I used size 20 "Seaweed" Hakelgarn for the green portion and size 20 "Hydrangea" SILK for the grapes. I think I will do the whole necklace in silk next time around ...maybe with some beads.

I have promised to share the technique of making this sort of tatting. I realized a video is going to be too long and most likely boring. So I am working on step by step instructions with diagrams. This is taking me quite awhile so please be patient. My tolerance for sitting at the computer for long periods of time is declining.

Also there will be more HDT "Sue Hanson" coming up....stat!


Bonnie said...

Lovely Shuttle, Sherry. Your necklace is beautiful. I used to gaze at the ones you had in your shop, and think wow the talent this woman has is amazing. Are you going to offer up your pattern for sale? I'm looking forward to getting my silk thread, now to find a project worthy of it :-)

Ais said...

I love yor shuttles and all your threads! I wonder when I'll get around to buying some... May be once I have a permenant address...

LOve the necklace too. I've worked with silk threads too. They do get a little trying but the end result is always so beautiful.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Your model is very good looking! I hope those exorbitant modeling fees don't break the bank! I really like the shuttle, and the new threads are beautiful!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

I love that shuttle, Sherry! Each one of yours is so unique. Your necklace is beautious! Having someone copy your work is so aggravating and discouraging, especially if they are undercutting your prices (as they were in our case). I hope your copycat has by this time, had a lesson in karma!

Tattycat said...

The new shuttle is lovely and the new necklace. I can't wait to work with the lace. What I like most, however, is your new background with your doily in white. Very interesting. Enjoy hubby while you can.

TattingChic said...

Sherry I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look of your blog. The color and the image of your doily in the background are very easy on the eyes and just beautiful.
I think that was not too bad of a rate for that model. The new shuttle is gorgeous. Good job on the necklace, too!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

(blushing) Thank you my friends for all the kind words. I am smiling today!

Ann Kimmich said...

Sherry, you really are amazing at this. I can't imagine the time it takes you to create your pieces, and I have no idea what goes into it, but I can appreciate it when you show detailed pictures like this one.

Hope you're doing well and enjoying living in Korea. What an experience!