Designer of many tatting patterns. Simple method of beaded tatting. Flowers are my inspiration!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Bridal Headdress Cluny Motifs



These are the lates motifs I have designed that I intend to make into a bridal headdress. My future DIL wanted me to make her a tiara for the big day (which I have done...see previous post) but since her original request she developed breast cancer and has lost all her hair with the treatment.

Although the wedding is not until 4th September, her hair will still be very short, probably about 3 inches max and as such, I don't think that a tiara will be easy to wear. To soften the blow I entend to have one or two alternatives for her to wear, like these motifs made up onto a comb and also, I thought I might make a headband type. Originally she had not intended to wear a veil, but a little veil coming straight down from a combed headdress that can be worn at the back of the head would soften the shortness of her hair.


I will post more pics later in the process.
If anyone has any other ideas I would love to hear them.

12 comments:

Bonnie said...

They are very beautiful, I'm sure your D-i-L will be pleased.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

These are so lovely!

Nancy in Dallas said...

Wow! How awesome is this. You do wonderful work!

Marty said...

If you have time, she might like to have a Juliet Cap (Google it!). That would cover more of her head, still have the small veil, and feature lots of your beautiful tatting!

victats@gmail.com said...

fantastic work with the clunnies and the pearls! I think Marty's suggestion is great and would really show off those clunnies.

Fox said...

I love Marty's idea! Depends on the shape of her face, but could be lovely with your designs.

This is so very delicate and lovely. : ) Fox

Anonymous said...

Your work is lovely! I was interested in your ebooks. Unfortunately, when I went to follow the links to your items for sale, I was taken to a page with no listings? Are all your books available in ebook format? I'm also rather curious about what tatting technique your using in the center of your motifs here.. the small flat almond shapes?
P.S. Thank you for your videos on youtube!! As I'm currently self taught they were wonderfully helpful!

Linda S Davies said...

Hello Anonymous,
The reason you cannot find my ebooks for sale is that I have changed my ISP and have not yet set up a new web site. They are all still available and you can email me at lindasusandavies@hotmail.co.uk to purchase them. To view most of them you can go onto the blog http://tattingbooks.blogspot.com/

For your other question, the almond shapes in the centre of the rosettes are called clunies or tallies and are worked by making a loom over your hand and then weaving over the loom with another thread. I shall soon be producing another video to show this technique.

Carla said...

Your tatting is so precise and delicate! I can't find the words to tell how much I like it.
You are always a genius!

stringplay said...

Absolutely beautiful! I just love the two colors together.

I searched and found you after viewing your split ring technique YouTube video. Thank you SO much for posting that. I am about to try my first split ring.

Linda S Davies said...

I'm so glad you have found me, stringplay, are you a member on any of the tatting forums? I am on Here-Be-Tatters and InTatters, where there are a great many brilliant tatters who share their talents with everyone, especially beginners.
And don't forget to check out my web site at www.lindadaviestatting.co.uk

Clyde said...

Linda your designs are wonderfull and the amount of thought and love you are putting in this project is heart warming.