Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tatting Tuesday - A flowery gift

One of the really great things about having a skill like tatting is that you can impress people with the gifts you make for them.

Tatters are often guilty of giving away most of their work. People will watch you as you're tatting away on your latest project, start asking questions, and the next thing you know, you're offering to make them something.

Most of the time, I make smaller items as gifts for those people and bigger items for close friends and family.   Recently, a student I worked with in one of our plays was more curious than most.  She had a real appreciation for the handmade, so I promised to make something for her.  Because we try to avoid favoritism in the treatment center environment, I knew I would have to wait for her graduation to be able to give her a gift.
Yesterday, at the culmination of our latest play, this student graduated and I was able to present her with this one-of-a-kind creation.  She loves fancy hair decorations.  Rather than use a pattern, I made it up as I went along.  The base is an oval design with small bugle beads at the ends of the outside rings.

That base is topped by four flowers.  The middle two are in a solid blue, size 10 thread.  Made mostly with rings, one of the flowers is accented with glass beads.

A flower at one end is in size 10 variegated blue thread with some solid blue rings to accent the middle. At the other end is a variegated blue flower with glass beads.

I'm happy with how it turned out and she was excited to receive it.  Unfortunately, I can't show you how beautiful she is wearing it (privacy, you know), but I will tell you she was gorgeous.  This was a very fun project, but maybe I should have jotted down what I did so I could replicate it some time.

This project is linked up over at Craft-O-Maniac.

1 mad comments:

A.G. said...

How pretty! I love the thread colors. It just wouldn't be fun if tatting wasn't shared. (:

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