11 March 2009

Bookmarks from Jane in South Africa

A few days ago I had the following sent to me from Jane. Remember Jane from a few days ago?

She said

The original pattern is from Anna Burda magazine, May 1984, page L14.
I 'converted' another braid on the Anna page, but this one was very easy, as you can see. Also much easier and neater using split rings. I used size 10 thread and turned it into bookmarks by adding a tassel.

The pattern for the bookmarks looks like this:
SR 1: 6/6
R each side: 4-2-2-4
SR 4: 6/6
R each side: 5+5-2-2-5-5

Repeat, with the next small ring each side joining to the large ring, 4+2-2-4.
I ended with a split ring after two small rings, and attached a tassel to the bottom, and used size 10 thread.

18 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

The bookmarks are simple and elegant! I guess I'll have to start practicing that split ring that Laura taught me last summer!

tattrldy said...

Very cool looking bookmarks. I like that pattern. I guess I'll have to give it a try.

Linda S Davies said...

Hi Jane,
I really like the geometry of this pattern and it looks as if it would be a very practical, usable bookmark! I often think that some bookmarks look really lovely, but only as eye candy and not for actual use!

Needledreams said...

They look very pretty and easy to make. Another pattern to the list. :-)

Valerie said...

the bookmarks are pretty. thanks for sharing the pattern. :)

henry said...

Jane very nice & easy pattern, I already finish doing this bookmark today,but I made a bit small only 5 big rings,maybe i'll put it on etatters tomorrow.thanks a lot for sharing the pattern.Hugs Edna.

henry said...

Jane very nice & easy pattern, I already finish doing this bookmark today,I've done a bit small, did only 5 big rings,maybe I'll put this on etatters tomorrow.Thanks a lot for sharing the pattern.Hugs Edna.

TattingChic said...

How very sweet of Jane to send you those bookmarks, Jane! Very cool. :)

Charlette said...

Merci pour ce modèle!!! Il est très joli!!

DawnTea said...

I love these red and yellow bookmarks! They have such a fabulous Asian and graphic look! Wish I knew how to do split rings! I guess that's the next thing I'll have to try!

Trish G said...

I recently made a pendant by modifying this bookmark pattern. If I knew how to send you a pic of it, i would. I've gotten several compliments on it :)

Jane Eborall said...

Oh, Trish G - do you want to send it to me and I'll send it on to the 'other' Jane? My email address is lovetotat@gmail.com

Kay said...

Could someone please write the pattern for the bookmarks out a little clearer. I am a beginner and still have a problem reading the shorthand directions. I love the bookmark and would love to make it. Thanks. You can send it to khance@suddenlink.net.

Jane Eborall said...

Does this link help, Kay? http://janeeborall.freeservers.com/JaneMBookmark.pdf

Kay said...

I am a needle tatter but will try to use these directions. Thank you very much.

Kay said...

I got it! I have made 3 of the bookmarks needle tatting but now I want to do it with the shuttle. I have a question. When you use 2shuttles and start off with your threads knotted what do you do with those ends? They are too small to weave into a circle..

Jane Eborall said...

You don't need to knot the ends when starting any shuttle tatting. With this pattern you can start by winding two shuttles CTM. That means you wind one shuttle then pull off enough thread from the ball (probably six yards), then cut that from the ball and wind onto a second shuttle. If you don't want to use this method then there are ways to start any shuttle tatting without a knot. I have a technique page on it here http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/StartSCMRNoKnot.pdf If you want further help please feel free to email me and I'll see what I can do. My email address is on the blog - in my profile.

Kay said...

Thank you so much. I just didnt understand the CTM. Now I do. I will give that a try.

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