27 November 2007

Tatting a kangaroo - day 1

I've started a kangaroo!! I'm not sure who originally asked for this but the idea is now rapidly developing in the aged brain!!!
I'd like to do this for all the friends I've got in Australia. Particularly the
'two aussie twits' (one of them is Julie Patterson who makes me laugh so much and who's path I seem to stumble happily into regularly). Also there's her friend Toni Storer and then Omar Bentley plus, of course, Judith Connors. Forgive me for anybody 'down under' that I've forgotten but my geography and memory are pants!!!
First of all I drew the 'prospective' pattern with Serif DrawPlus. Then I started tatting.
I usually find that my first attempt is always depressing and, as usual, this time has proved to be no exception!! The tatted piece below, I'd better explain, is a leg and a tail as you might not recognise it!! I think that block tatting the tail is just toooooo time consuming. The leg - well that's not right either but I've thought of a way round tat problem!! NO, not amputation!!!
So, back to drawing a new tail. Show you more tomorrow!!!


Needledreams said...

Look cute Mama Roo and her lil' Joey. Can't wait to see them finish.

Maureen said...

The drawing looks wonderful! - and I think the tail does as well.
After this, there is a koala, of course, and an emu, for the other side of the coat-of-arms, and perhaps a platypus, and a Tasmanian devil, and.....

Tatman said...

LOVE the design!!
How about doing the tail in split rings graduating tiny to bigger for the thicker part up to the leg. I know...boring SRs, but why make it hard on yourself! Just a suggestion ;)

Jane Eborall said...

Well, Maureen, they're all on the 'to do' list!! Are you the Maureen that emailed me in July 2006 and who sewed the seeds of the kangaroo?

yarnplayer said...

The drawing looks great! Am looking forward to seeing the finished tatted version.

Maureen said...

Lol - probably, Jane - that was probably me!

Tattycat said...

Ooh, I can't wait. I don't think I'm the one who asked for it, but Isaac will love it with his other animals that sprung from your "aged brain!" I think it looks great.

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