Saturday, December 26, 2009

Eclipse

I would like to give a hearty thanks to Yarnplayer, Gina and Jane Eborall for their wonderful advice on my earlier post about tatting frustrations. One other reason that I couldn't tat for beans that night is because I was coming down with the flu and I think it all started in my brain! Anyway.....Their advice was to use a solid colored thread along with the variegated and the two medallions pictured are the result. I used the variegated as chains on the one to show the colors, but must say that I like the one on the far left the best. The dark purple gives almost an outlined effect. They are the centers of Yarnplayers 'Arches' and they remind me of Eclipses; one a lunar eclipse and the other a solar eclipse. Have you seen either? I watched a lunar eclipse with my dad about 10 years ago in our old house. We lived in a wooded subdivision so we had to walk to the end of our lane where there was an open field. I remember it was snowy and quite, no wind, and it was a lovely time with my dad. I always ask him a ton of questions on those kinds of outings and I'm so glad that he was the patience to answer them. I've seen a lunar eclipse since then and am always amazed at how the colors change from a red to a maroon as the planets arrange themselves. I have yet to see a solar eclipse, but I can't wait until I do!
So thanks again to the lovely ladies that I've mentioned at the top. Be sure to check out their websites and blogs for more adventure.
Until we meet again!
Allison

4 comments:

Krystle said...

they look lovely! Very nice.

❦TattingChic said...

Your Medallions are lovely! I love the effect of solid colored thread that coordinates with the multi-colored thread!

Allison said...

Thanks Krystle and TattingChic! The credit should go to Yarnplayer and Jane. They were fun to tat and see what they looked like since they are the reverse of each other. Happy New Year!

sewmuchfun4 said...

Those are VERY pretty! I have a hard time with variegated threads. I always think they are going to tat up differently than they do. I'll have to remember Jane and Yarnplayer's advice.
:) Ann

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