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

Wednesday 26 September 2007

Birthday Flowers

This is the chrysanthemum that I have designed, hopefully for the Birthday Flower book, that is being compiled for the Palmettos Tat Day sponsorship.

Here is the link to the PDF pattern


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Very pretty! I think the thread is perfect! Do you have a design for Queen Anne's Lace? It's my favorite, even though Dave keeps telling me it's a weed!

Toptattyhead said...

Thank you Diane for your lovely comments.
I have replied to your request via email. Let me know if you have received it OK. If not I will send it to you via the blog

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Hi Linda. I think I accidentally deleted your email... I got a little click-happy. I would love to hear from you again.


Toptattyhead said...

Hi Diane,
I had to google the Queen Anne's Lace as I didn't know what it looked like. In England we know it as yarrow - a wild flower that grows in the hedgerows. I have a pattern in my book From Petals To Pearls that would surfice for this that I called Star Cluster. Just make rings of 6 picots sep by 2ds and glue to a fine green wire of 5cm that has a white sead bead glued to one end. Group about 4 or 5 completed flowers together and tape with green florists tape. Tape about nine of these groups together onto a heavier green wire for the stem. For the yarrow I would make the centre groups of flowers slightly shorter than the outside groups. Obviously you would use a white thread, I suggest a good stiff one like Coates or DMC size 20. I will post a picture of the Star Cluster on my blog to give you a better idae