Friday, August 1, 2008

Tatting Thread Journal

I decided to "update" my journal as I move into a new phase of trying to select "permanent" colorways to go into the Etsy shop.
I had previously been keeping notes in a regular notebook that has spills of dyes and waterspots all over it. I thought that I should make a nice reference journal with recipes, photos and samples of my HDT's.
So this is what I came up with. I decorated it with handmade paper and hand dyed tatted bits that I let bleed into the paper.
The butterfly is my orginal "Honor" pattern.
I am working on a new series of dyes and am trying to finish up the next tatting book.
These projects are soooooo time consuming, but you should be seeing a lot coming up in this here tatting blog o' mine.


yarnplayer said...

What a gorgeous journal! You've made your dye samples into a beautiful keepsake.
You would laugh so hard if you saw mine - all I've got is just a scribbled mess with unruly thread snips on a scrap paper writing tablet I got free from a restaurant. Not going to put any photos of it on my blog, LOL.
Yours is a work of art, and will be a collector's item someday!

Tattycat said...

I love the journal. It is so pretty. Please don't spill dye on it! Can't wait to see all of the new stuff you are working on.

Gina said...

This would be a great idea for tatted samples of motifs, patterns, etc. I really like this.
:-) gina

TattingChic said...

I love the journal. It's pretty. You could totally sell tatting journals on etsy for people who write, or tat or poets, or whatever. I think it's beautiful. Your butterfly looks especially nice in that thread.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Thank you Marilee, Lala, Gina and Chiclet! I do have a few ideas for more journals to come.....hee hee

Clyde said...

Sherry, I am looking forward to your new HDT's and other ideas. I will be sure to keep an eye on your blog.