Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tatted Roses


I played around with making tatted roses this weekend.  It's from the Eternal Rose Cross pattern by Marilee Rockley.  Although I never actually got around to making the cross (maybe next weekend), I love how the roses turned out.  I made one in a variegated blue and turned it into a hair clip for my youngest son's girlfriend's birthday.  I made some sets of red roses and white roses.  I paired some up and glued them to earring posts.  The remaining roses, including one that used the remainders of the red thread and the white thread, became a hair clip that I've decided to keep for myself.  Pretty much every thing I've ever tatted has been sold or given as gifts over the years.  When my mom passed away, it was kind of bittersweet to have one of my doilies back.  I'm looking forward to wearing these little roses in my hair.

3 mad comments:

BSOTF said...

Thankyou you gave me a reason to get her other book. I have her new book & love it. But I will be getting her other book soon as well. Those roses can be used in many ways. Which is what is so neat about them. Your work is so lovely. I understand what you mean about getting that doily back after your mom crossed over. I'm sorry to hear that.

Karen Tapahe said...

I'm so glad you like it. Tatting is a real stress relief for me and I've been doing a lot of it lately. I've enjoyed seeing what everyone else is working on, too. Thanks for stopping by.

Jeni said...

Thanks for sharing; these are adorable! Tatting is becoming a lost art. Yours look fantastic!

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