Friday, September 21, 2012

Tat-Along Lace Mat

I have also joined Jon Yusoff's call to the Tat-Along Lace Mat - original pattern by Norma Benporath. Jon has been very resourceful in creating visual with counts. Since I am going to tat with different colors in each round, I am not going to worry about continuous tatting using Split Rings and Split Chains. I found these beading needles called "Big Eye" beading needle. The middle part of the needle is like a thread looper and therefore, any size thread will go through it. Being a flexible piece of wire, when you sew in the ends, the needle bends, but it still does the job well. I completed row 1 and it definitely needed bursts of steam to make it lay flat. I did not spend a lot of time pinning it to bring it to the shape as it was late yesterday when I finished it and I was tired.

5 comments:

  1. Looking good so far, lovely colours
    Margaret

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  2. You have perked my interest when you wrote that you plan to use a different colour in each round. Can't wait to see the next round.

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  3. Nice, Sunela. The thread is very pretty.

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  4. Very pretty thread! What color will you use next, I wonder?

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  5. nice work and good choice of color for this round. Can't wait to see what comes next!

    BTW I love using my big eye needles :)

    Melanie

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