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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Modifying gone awry . . .

Still working on snowflakes here & there, and found this one to be a nice one to tat up.  I think it looks better in person that it actually does in the book.
Spoke Snowflake
Tatted Snowflakes by Vida Sunderman


I got tired of making white snowflakes, so I thought I'd use some pretty Messy Jessy thread [that Michelle was kind enough to share with me at our last get-together] and try my hand at climbing out of a round with a split ring again. Well, you can see where that went.  I love being unique, but when I do too much of my "own thing" I confuse myself!  So much for modifying on my own.

Oopsie

So, I started a flake that I was pretty sure I could get through with what thread I had left.  And, now you see where that went!  Aaaallllmmoooosssttt made it.  I was determined to finish this one, so I finished it off with a matching pink. Dang it.  If I hadn't experimented a bit, I would have had enough thread to finish.  I guess it really doesn't look that bad.  Kinda looks like I meant it that way.  That's it.  It was planned. 

Snowflake #10
Festive Snowflakes & Ornaments
Barbara Foster
I think I'll go back to using plain white for my snowflakes.  I have plenty of white thread. 

As for the Aerlit shuttles - I'm finding I really do like them.  I just have to hold on to the shuttle back a little farther to compensate for the tail length.  [Which, by the way, is quite handy for winding those bobbins.] The longer hook works fine also now that I've gotten used to it.  I may have to invest in some more of these happy little shuttles :)

17 comments:

  1. lol, when I saw your last post, I thought I recognized the thread but I could remember you gettin any of mine. So I figured, maybe my thread isn't all that unique.

    I love how that bright pink looks with the rest. You could make it a hanging snowflake, and make the pink the top. That would look very planned. :o)

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    1. Good eye :) I think I will hang it from the "top"!

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  2. very nice snowflakes, and good for you to figure out how to finish. I have just wound my first 2 Aerlits. I will be tatting with them tomorrow.

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    1. Aaaaah - let me know how you like the Aerlits!

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  3. Very nice snowflake and well done trying to master a split ring,
    Margaret

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  4. I love that you have a special spoke on your snowflake. Isn't that a pink angel peeking out from behind?

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    1. That's it! A pink angel. I like that :)

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  5. Now I finally get how to wind a shuttle with an Aerlit shuttle! Thanks so much. Love the snowflake by the way, the pink is a good match.

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    1. Winding those bobbins is so much easier using the tail than just holding on to them.

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  6. Many times patterns look better in person than in the books, AND they often look better on blogs tatted in different color schemes! I often don't recognize a pattern I've looked at many times in my books when I see them in blogs!

    Your Spoke Snowflake looks perfect! and I admire you for wanting to try 'climbing out'. I haven't even attempted it yet.
    The colors do blend in the Festive snowflake, and I really like that pattern!

    Glad you like the Aerolit shuttle! How easily gdoes the bobbin come out? That is a problem with many of the copycat shuttles, especially the Susan Bates, which is so frustrating!

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    1. I don't always recognize patterns I have either - it's such a treat to realize I have that pattern :)

      I know that climbing out can only be done with certain patterns, but it has to be OH, SO CLEAR for me to do it.

      I didn't have any trouble getting the Aerlit bobbins out - but I know what you mean. They are just snug enough!

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  7. That pink is fabulous!

    For anyone who has a Pop-A-Bobbin, you can us the little tool that comes with it for popping the bobbin out to hold the Aero bobbin and wind... It is even better than using a shuttle! I use it all the time with my LaCossette shuttles.

    Fox : )

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    1. Ah, great idea! I have that little pop-a-bobbin thingy. Never thought about using it to wind the bobbin. Thanks :)

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  8. I'm so sorry!!! We need to get together more often so we can share thread! I could mail you some....

    Love that jewelry hanger- gorgeous!

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