Friday, May 21, 2010

SOMETHING NEW!!

I learned something new! I learned something new! I learned something new! I learned something new! I learned something new!

BLOCK TATTING!

I was itching to learn a new tatting technique and just wanting to improve me skills a bit. So I whipped out my 'Oh My Stars' book and this little motif stood out. I had tried block tatting a while back and couldn't quite get the hang of it; I don't know why, it's fairly simple. I like the over-all effect (a kind of layered look).

Now that I've got the hang of it, I think this weekend I'll search out some patterns that include this nifty little technique...maybe even learn something else! How about split chains? or SCMR Self-Closing Mock Ring)?? I may even have time to do both! AAhhh, I do love the weekend; no work, a deep breath to prepare for the week ahead, and just enough time to tat and relax.
Have a great weekend everyone!
aL : )

6 comments:

TypsTatting said...

Isn't it great when you learn something new and it comes together really well!

Jane Eborall said...

Very neat block tatting. I suggest the SCMR next as it opens up a LOT of patterns to you.
Did you use the 'easy block tatting' method? Oh, I've got a great way of closing a SCMR to get a neat finish but I'd suggest (if I may) that you just learn it first before you try that. All this 'stuff' is on my tips and techniques section of the pattern site.

Tatskool said...

Well done. Jane's method is great, do try it.

Gina said...

Great job! There's always something new to learn. Happy to see your enthusiasm!

Lelia said...

Congrats! Looks great!

Allison said...

Thanks everyone!
Yes, Jane I had your tips on block tatting right next to me the whole time. Thanks for publishing those for us! I'll be sure to take a look at your SCMR page

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