I always wanted to try one the hanging strawberries projects. Here  we are:) . I was using Fiber Grow Pots; added some egg shells and used coffee grounds  as  a fertilizer. Will post later the results with berries ….if any:)

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collar I am just addicted to tatting/frivolite. Last  week I was in a mood for something RED. I think it went well.

I am trying to keep hands busy in front of TV- otherwise I’ll eat something:)

Very recommend to add tatting to the diet program. It’s really helps!

 

 

More Info…….

9f4a1c9b1b231c831b031365d765260yyeTatting is the age-old art of making delicate handmade lace by looping and knotting a single cotton thread held on a small shuttle. Thought to have originated in Italy in the 16th century, it gradually made its way across Europe until, in the late 18th century, it could be found decorating all types of items from reticules to bonnets, caps and handkerchiefs. Imitation tatting can be purchased, but nothing beats the real item.

The shuttles used centuries ago were made from wood, ivory, bone, metal, or shell. They were longer than most used today and almost always highly decorated. Whether they were carved or studded with jewels, these shuttles were meant to catch the eye as the lady made her lace.

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Charles Antoine Coypel (French, 1694 – 1752) «Double Portrait Presumed to Represent Francois de Jullienne (1722–1754) and His Wife (Marie Elisabeth de Sere de Rieux, 1724–1795)» 1743

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1750s – Louise Elisabeth and Philip with their children Ferdinand and Marie Louise by Giuseppe Baldrighi

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Pietro Rotari (1707–1762) Portrait of Marie Kunigunde of Saxony (1740-1826), Abbess of Thorn and Essen, daughter of Augustus III of Poland, circa 1755

 

Tatting knowledge was passed along from person to person. In time, patterns were printed in popular magazines and books. These days tatting is back to fashion in old and new way as a doilies, collars and jewelry.

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I learned frivolite technique more than 20 years ago and came back to it several years ago. Check out my store for frivolite styles….

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I have tatted this bracelet with Royal Crown Rayon, Fresh Water Perls and Beads in Victorian Style. It has a very unique look you won’t find a lot around.

Please share your comments and thank you for looking.

More on Etsy

Tatted Lace Jewelry

February 27, 2015

il_570xN.732957596_go17I learn tatting long time ago in Ukraine and loved to make the doilies and collars for friends and family.  I came back to tatting several month ago and added to it gemstones and beads to make a jewelry. So many ideas in my my mind, just need a time…. I have a full time job and jewelry making was always my hobby which I like a lot.

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Please comment what you think about this new idea.

Tatting: Doily Pattern

January 20, 2015

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Tatting is a technique for handcrafting a particularly durable lace constructed by a series of knots and loops. Tatting can be used to make lace edging as well as doilies, collars, and other decorative pieces.

I recover the old paper with pattern for this  doily- it’s 6” in diameter. Feel free to ask any questions.

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tatting pattern p.s. missing 2.2- d(3p3)

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