Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Victorian ladies

For some reason, I have been drawn to these little Victorian ladies lately.  I think they look so dainty and elegant and they are pretty quick to tat.
Motif # 5
 I found this little angel pattern here thanks to a post I saw on West Pine Creations.  I chose Lizbeth size 20 in Garnet and Ecru because I thought those colors looked kind of old fashioned.  The Ecru doesn't show up well in this picture, but it gives the little motif an antique look.  I did her hair in DMC Metallic Gold embroidery floss, a single strand.  It is very challenging to tat with metallic embroidery floss as it is not very tightly twisted.  I only had to make chains and join them to the picots of the head; luckily I didn't have to make any rings.  I don't know if it would have withstood pulling the core thread through to make a ring.

This little lady is from Contemporary Tatting by Judith Connors.
Motif # 6 and 7
She was a little more complicated that I expected.  The body was a bit confusing and the skirt joins directly to the chain of the body, not to picots, so it was hard to make it look neat.  I also went a little long on the parasol handle, so guess what?  She's flying a kite.  I call that artistic license.  The little tree is from the same book.  I plan on putting these two motifs in a frame and adding a tatted border. The thread was Lizbeth size 20 in Ocean Turquoise Dark for the lady and Island Breeze for the parasol.  The tree top is Jungle Greens and the trunk is Fudge Dark.


  1. Very nice angel!! And lady picture!! :)

    1. Dear blog owner will you please be so kind to tell the tatters the name of the designer. It is a free pattern that may be used for selling or published in a guild magazine.
      The only thing I ask is tell the tatters my name and when you publish it in a guild magazine send me a magazine
      thank you in advance
      Riet the B-engel