16 September 2008

Back to tatting

I am trying to get back to tatting and my blog, but I have hardly tatted for 4 weeks so there has not been anything to post here, it was just like I had run out of ideas and I didn't have the urge to tat. I hope that will change in the coming days because yesterday my Aussie mate and I had another online tatting session, lovely it is possible to do it in that way when we can not meet in person. I will see if I can finish the motif we worked on tonight.
The other day I did the two bangles above. I am desperately trying to find a pattern that will suit those bangles - these are not perfect but will do for now. If anyone knows of a pattern in size 20-30 thread that will fit these bangles please let me know where to look.

6 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

What size are your bangles? They come in many, many sizes which I've found out to my frustration at times!!!!

Dantatter said...

Oh I did not know they come in many sizes.
The diameter of those that I have are 6.8-6.9 centimeters.

Jane Eborall said...

Ah, most of my patterns appear to be for a 3" diameter bangle. BUT you can adjust most of them by making the chains shorter. I usually just make a motif and then sort through my stash to find a bangle to fit!!! Not very helpful, I'm afraid. Sorry.

Dantatter said...

The long chains on the outer round are 12 ds in the pattern and I have tried with 10 ds and then they get too small. I guess I will have to try with 11 ds - or some smaller beads perhaps.

Dantatter said...

Oh and Jane E thanks for looking, I appreciate it.

TattingChic said...

It looks like you have the perfect "bangle pattern detective" working on your case for you!

I just wanted to tell you that I thought your patterns used are absolutely beautiful! The beads look great!