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

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Bridal progress so far


The headdress is now completed and I have used lots of the cluny designs that I have developed recently, together with other of my favourite own designs. Although it looks like a complete circle...it is not. It is open at the back, where the feathers come together on each side. This is where I shall be attaching the Juliette veil....not quite sure how yet, but I'm sure I'll work it out when the time comes!




I have decided to do the "hens and chicks" pattern, that is loved by many, to edge the wedding veil. I am using a size 2o thread with 3mm beads. Now, I know some of you will be thinking that this is rather thick thread for a delicate wedding veil, but in my many years of experience in making wedding veils with beaded tatted edgings, a very fine thread can only be seen when you are very close up to the bride, whereas a thicker thread really stands out from a distance. Also, I have found that thicker thread, together with lots and lots of beads, instead of weighing down the veil, makes it hang beautifully and has less tendencies to be as "fly away" in a breeze.

18 comments:

Carolivy said...

Oh my! This is absolutely stunning! Sure to become an heirloom in years to come!
Hugs
Carol

H J said...

So lovely!
What kind of beads did you use on the 'hens-and-chicks'?
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Linda S Davies said...

Hi HJ,
I am using 3mm completely round pearl beads from The Craft Factory. The nice thing about these beads is that the hole in the centre is big enough to thread onto my Milward hook. The hole in some 3mm bead makes, is so small I have to use a needle threader to insert them.

Carol Lawecki said...

What a treasure these bridal pieces will be. They are so elegant Linda!!

Fox said...

The headdress is so feminine and beautiful and the veil is quite a surprise! The hens and chicks look fabulous in the heavier thread and I can imagine that the veil will drape perfectly.

It is all so lovely!
Fox : )

Linda said...

Your work is beautiful!

Sharon said...

The headdress is gorgeous. Each piece is a work of art on it's own but the whole is simply magnificent.

Wendy said...

That is so beautiful. She will be like a Princess. What a lucky girl.

Tatskool said...

What talent you have, the headdress is stunning, unbelievable!

Tatman said...

LOVE what you have done! Hen and Chicks pattern isn't the used only for hankerchiefs. Does a good job on this veil. Even though I went the tiny delicate route with my tatting for my niece's wedding, this thicker thread has its place. And the bride will surely be proud to wear it!

Clyde said...

A true work of art. Linda you are so talented it is amazing. This headdress is a masterpiece. If there was a museum of tatting this would be one of its main treasures, attractions. It would be nice because it would be so nice for as many people as possible to see tatting as beautiful as this.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

The bridal headpiece and veil are magnificent! I am quite speechless! Your explanation of the veil is excellent. It will look fabulous! And to see how the gorgeous headpiece evolved, in previous posts, is SO educational, although also mind-boggling.

My head is spinning, catching up on all your posts over the past few months, and many emotions.
I can't believe how much you do! You are SO multi-talented, and apparently have a lot of energy!

I'll have to check back more often, to avoid being so overwhelmed! Congrats on your milestone birthday. I'm still not used to being 60+. !!

Linda S Davies said...

I would just like to say a big THANK YOU! to everyone who has commented on these bridal items. Whilst my face has gone bright red with embarrassment, I am absolutely bowled over by the truly wonderful comments. What seems to me to be just a simple variation on a beautiful art, others seem to think outstanding. It just shows that the same tatting techniques, arranged in a different way, can produce endless variations. Any tatter can achieve what I have done, sometimes it just takes a nudge in the right direction. I hope I have nudged a few other tatters into this direction! LOL

JB said...

Absolutely georgeous! This is truely a special heirloom. I can't wait to see the a picture of the bride wearing it.

Gina said...

I'm not sure how many times the terms "stunning" and "magnificent" and "beautiful" have been used but it is ALL of those.

I love hen & chicks as an edging. It's delicate and feminine and it works up quickly!

Art by JoyMac said...

Hi Linda,
I think that all has been said about you gorgeous headress and the veil......they are just awesome
Hugs
Joy in OZ

Barbara Gordon said...

What a great job you did on her head piece. Absolutely gorgeous!

Paule said...

Beautiful!