Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mortem's Tricks or Treats: Simple Tatted Choker

I have to admit to talking too soon when I had previously mentioned to a commenter that tatting is easy-- it is a first, and that illustrious flip wasn't as hard to grasp as I've been led to believe.

Cocky batling ^
However, the tedium levels for tatting are progressively higher as you continue just a few steps forward. That'll teach me to be cocky! =)

Last night I was finally able to complete the most basic/beginners pattern in tatting, and turned it into a choker rather than continuing on to making it a doily, or snowflake. The work that went into a supposed "basic" pattern made me really appreciate the work of others that much more (as if I already wasn't blown away!).

Kitty mishap which resulted in fur coverage
The jewelry possibilities for this one pattern are virtually endless, but with present limited resources I opted for something quick, and easy with sufficient levels of pretty.

It's definitely elaborate enough to be able to be worn with more formal outfits, but also simplistic enough to be worn with my everyday clothing.

It'll likely change in its entirety once I get my hands on juicier supply. Perhaps if I had black findings I would've added draped chains rather than strung beads-- in fact that may be the route I take with this once I go on my monthly shop again.

I've already attempted adding beads into the knots of tatting with extremely mediocre results (No pictures because it didn't occur to me to take them before I clipped them apart). Though, to be honest I think I am getting ahead of myself, in that regard-- I've just barely finished getting the hang of connecting chains and loops, and continuing after reloading the shuttle. The beads I strung on this pattern were simply sewn in.

Do you have a tendency to get ahead of yourself when you begin learning a new craft?


  1. That is so pretty! I wish I had the patience to learn :-)

    1. Thank you!
      Hehe, there were times I didn't think I would either lol

  2. Oh wow that is so pretty!
    I tried tatting once but I wasn't very good at it.

    1. Thank you, darling =)

      You should keep at it! I felt like I could just quit, but finally being able to produce a recognizable design was totally worth it, despite being basic.


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