25 June 2009

Tea for one

Oh, oh, oh. You're not going to believe this dear little teaset.

It's from Martha Ess's latest book 'Tea is for Tatting'.

When I first got the book I told Martha that this was one of the patterns I wanted to tat and she said that the teapot would be boring.

She was so WRONG. It's definitely and categorically NOT boring. It's actually very interesting. All the elements in the set are easy to follow and a pleasure to work. The only 'alteration' I made in the pattern was to use as size 20 rather than 10 thread.

Wonderful, wonderful little pattern. Thanks, Martha.

The apple is a small one to give you some idea of the scale of the set. The boys next door saw the set and just ooohed and aaaahed. I'm going to look for a transparent box of some sort to put them in. Stick them to the base and seal the box. Not sure where I'll get them from in our town so it'll probably be an internet search project.


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Very pretty! When I make mine, it will have to be in blue!

TattingChic said...

That teapot is cute. Now, that apple for size comparison has me wondering...is it a small apple? A medium apple? or is it a Large apple? Perhaps you could put an orange next to it for comparison??? But then I would wonder if it was a small, med or large orange, LOL!

;) ;) Winky~winky!

Sally Kerson said...

Gosh so small! It must have been a bit of a fiddle to make but looks so cute

Tattycat said...

This is darling. Oh, what a little girl would do with it! You did good.

Valerie said...

OMG! Jane, do you remember I was looking for someone who would design a 3D teapot and my wish has come true! Now you'd tatted it! And a complete set! WOW!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

It's wonderful! I definitely NEED this book!

Bonnie said...

How cute!

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