The tatted butterflyOctober 12, 2007 at 11:05 am | Posted in All Finished Crafts, Craft - People | 6 Comments
Tags: butterfly, Crafts, tatting
No doubt one simple project is not enough to really master the skills of needle tatting. This time, I made a butterfly with my doll needle.
The pattern is called Pretty Pink, available from an MSN group. There are many more beautiful patterns there. It took me around 1.5 hours to finish the butterfly, but I dunno what to do with it. It can be a bookmark, I guess.
Butterflies are very popular in lace designs. I’ve seen butterflies made with various techniques, such as crochet, knitting, bobbin lace, needle lace, e.t.c. I have also crocheted several butterflies before. When Mr. Y saw my tatted butterfly, he asked “what is so different with this butterfly?” as he thought it’s just another crochet butterfly. Ashley has finished a butterfly bookmark recently, which is very delicate. I am not sure if the butterfly is from the same one I have in my collection of butterfly crochet patterns. It looks similar to me.
Back to the tatting topic. I cannot think of a project I want to do next. There are many exquisite patterns all around, however most of them are a little boring to me. I would prefer some interesting items to the huge regular doilies. A friend suggested me to design by myself, but it is still a question what I should design. It would take me quite a long time to get to a conclusion.