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Hi +Stevie Miller and +Suzanne Bakker , here are photos of both the chain of the medallions and a close up of a couple of them...it is hand-tatted lace...the medallions are approximately 2-1/2" in diameter...Suzanne picked out the color and the pattern from several patterns I showed her I knew how to do...Hope you like them, plus, wasn't my dog Hailey sweet as she watched from her chair?
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I keep a fairly tight tension on the thread when I am tatting...plus, I am v-e-r-y slow!! Hailey is an American Brittany Spaniel, her breed is used primarily for hunting fowl, but she is just our house pet!
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Hi +Suzanne Bakker and +Violette Carpentier , I wanted you to see the simple tatted trim I made for a Christening gown. It is a silk thread, which was somewhat different to work with than cotton as it is more "slick" and would not hold the stitches as tightly. The Christening gown is a reproduction of an antique original gown I have in my collection. I took measurements of the original and drafted up a new pattern. I am in the process of making a cap with tatted trim on it to match the dress, as well as a pair of tatted baby booties to go with the dress and hat. I am stuck on the petticoat pattern, however, as the original did not have one with it, and so shall have to design that pattern myself. I plan on using a very small tatted trim without any picots on it for the trim for the slip. When I eventually get the whole project completed, I will take photos. I am trying to develop a series of items to sell through Etsy.com, as +Bliss Morgan does. I am very s-l-o-w, however!!
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As per +Suzanne Bakker 's request of the other day, here is a photo of something green: velvet tufted upholstery on an antique oak chair, which also has a matching rocking chair...they are my newest antique acquisitions, and they are happily residing in my living room...
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Both of the tatted baby caps I have made took approximately 130 hours to complete; If I make another of either one, it shouldn't take quite so long!
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This is a photo of a tatted-lace and netting baby cap I made last spring. It still needs some modifications before I can offer it for sale. I had the tatting instructions and a photo of the completed cap, but had to make the pattern myself for the netting which forms the cap and supports the tatting. I also made the silk ribbon rosettes from looking at the photo. The baby cap photo w/its tatting instructions is c. 1916. I do consider such a finished project "art", but as I am only able to reproduce what I see or have instructions for, I have always thought of myself as more of an artisan, rather than artist. My artistry, if you can call it that, comes in with the care I take in the stitches/construction of the garment. I seem to be a little short in the original inspiration department! One of the reasons I like following Bliss' posts so much is that she has the "artist" thing rather than my "artisan" thing going...
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This is so beautiful and was extremely hard to make!
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My new chickens...four little hens and one rooster...they are 25 weeks old. The hens should start laying eggs anytime now...looking forward to fresh eggs daily! The black and white hens are called Plymouth Barred Rock and the dark red hens and rooster are called Rhode Island Reds. Anyone have suggestions on names for them? My husband wants to name the rooster Cogburn (he is so clever, he thinks!)
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Hi, +Suzanne Bakker , I am forwarding photos of the trims I have been working on for you. These can be made larger or smaller depending on what size thread you use. They can also have more or fewer "picots" or little fringe loops in each of the rings, depending on what you like and what the pattern calls for.

I am still working on several trims using the wheels, or medallions, like the wheel in the first photo. Please give me another week or so to provide these photos...I find I'm somewhat slow, but I do neater work with fewer mistakes that have to be fixed when I go slowly.

I am anxious to know which trims you like best! I look forward to hearing from you soon,

Kindest regards,

Brenda
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Actually, that is 130 hours for one cap, another 130 hours for the second one!!
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Oh, +Bliss Morgan perhaps I wrote my description a little wrong...I did not make the netting itself, it was purchased from a catalog, but what I made was the pattern which I made the cap from the netting from...and thanks for the support!!!
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You MADE a pattern; I've done that for things, it's not easy and there's definitely art to it. :)
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These are two of the tatted lace trims I have recently been working on.
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Here are photos of a tatted-lace baby cap (pattern c. 1909) and deerskin leather baby booties I have made.
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