Weekly Challenge #26 Tatted Christmas Tree
Welcome back to the Wednesday Weekly Challenge.
This week’s pattern is from Nancy Tracy. She has designed other Wednesday challenges, including the Kitty cat from week 5. My samples were made from Lizbeth 20, Leafy Green. In my first attempt, I severely underestimated how much thread I was going to need on the shuttle. It looks more like a tree ready to share the stage with Charlie Brown and friends then one for your parlor. On the second one, I replaced the picots with some five and dime store seed beads. They are all cut a little off so they add a dimension along with some sparkle.
(Color me stupid for not adding the following to the original post) For the beaded tree, I added 47 colored beads, 5 sparkly for the top then 47 more. Then all those beads need to be wound onto the shuttle. I tried to fit them all on my bobbin (stop laughing) but of course they didn’t fit so I had to dig out my Starlit shuttle. To add the beads to the picots, slide the 2 or 3 beads up onto the thread around your hand before starting each ring. Wherever you would do ascot that isn’t a join, slide up a bead.
You can find the pattern for the Christmas Tree as well as several other amazong free patterns on Nancy’s Be-Stitched site. The Christmas tree is in the third column, about 12 rows down.
I hope you enjoy,
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#23 – Pumpkin Earrings * #22 – Meandering Path * #21 – TARDIS * #20 – Luna Moth * #19 – Little Owl Earrings * #18 – Hedgehog * #17 – Flower *#16 – Mrs. Platt’s Baby Booties * #15 – Tat It And See 2013 * #14 – Sweetheart Snowflake * #13 – Ringtrim – A Microdragon * #12 – Clover Drop Heart * #11 – Morgan Mouse * #10 – Accidental Hearts * #9 – Tatted Snail * #8 – Tatted Cameo Pendant * #7 – Wedding Garter * #6 – Remembrance Ring * #5 – Pretty Tatted Kitty * #4 – 5 Point Celtic Motif * #3 – Triangular Motifs * #2 – Dragon * #1 – Butterfly