12 June 2010

This is a peapock



That's right I have it on good authority from 2 1/2 year old Abbi that these birds are called peapocks!!!

The pattern is from Pam Palmer's 'Tatting Treats' and I first made this little critter shortly after buying the book directly from Pam in 1994 (or maybe 5).  That time I worked the tail as the pattern stated but this time I used exactly the same stitch count but worked it without any cut and ties - well, until the end of course!!!  

The tail thread is from Tatskool and is called Coral Reef.  The body is worked in a Coats thread.

The guy underneath is a crocodile.  OK, I know the original was an alligator by Kate Plummer but Nathan wanted a crocodile.  I took liberties with this pattern as I was tired and so changed the bottom part.  My apologies to Kate who's work I SO admire.  If you're out there, Kate, I'd love to find you.

16 comments:

  1. Oh that Peacock is absolutely gorgeous and the crocodile loks really tame. LOL

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  2. Fetchingly perfect Peapock!
    Fox : )

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  3. Love that peacock...beautiful tatting

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  4. Jane,
    Your peacock & gator look wonderful! Thankyou for sharing them both with all of us.

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  5. Hi Jane, I love this little peacock pattern too! Your colors look great for this little guy!

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  6. They both look great to me! :)

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  7. Good for you! I DO love split rings as I hate to deal with lots of ends. Both your peapock and your croc look great. I'm sure you have made two children very happy.

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  8. The crocodile looks playful to me --love it! :-) The "peapock" is wonderful; I think that thread choice was perfect! Beautiful work, as always! *hides jealousy* Don't worry; I'll get there! :-D LOL

    -Stephanie Grace
    http://stephaniegracetats.blogspot.com

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  9. Coincidently, I was looking through some old I.O.L.I. Bulletins last night and the last reference I can find to Kate Plummer is 1992 when she was tatting editor. Bobbie Demmer became tatting editor in the next issue but I haven't found any reference as to why Kate no longer was. All my research over the years keeps leading to deadends, like she simply disappeared!

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  10. Great gator and gorgeous peapock (especially in Tatskool's Coral Reef)! Will these be new additions to your jacket?

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  11. You know, you are so talented, it is scary, Jane. I wonder how your Parents and teachers helped you 'map your brain' when you were little, that you are so able to see and do (and most impressively...design!) in such complexity, the way you do. You are so talented, Lady Jane. Let me ask: are you really really good at Mathematics, too?
    I realize that these two lovely creatures are not your originals...but I read that you did adjust on-the-fly and I have indeed snooped through your original pattern pages...I barely managed to pry my eyes off them...I just shake my head at the amazing talent out there...
    Thank you for SHARING so much of yourself!! Tat on!

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  12. Thank you, folks. Gina - thanks for more info on Kate although not a lot. Such a shame as I love this wee alligator.
    I heard from Nathan that the croc and peapock arrived safely via post. So, Isdihara they will not get onto the jacket!!!

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  13. It must be fun tatting animals for children, my great niece and nephew must think you are very clever making the creatures come to life like that. Leanna talent does run in the family!!!!!!

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  14. So, how long until your new book? I can't wait! I love peacocks.

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  15. Hey, BeadweaverDeb - there won't be another book as there hasn't even been a first one!!!!!! The peacock is Pam Palmer's and the alligator/crocodile is Kate Plummers so they ain't my patterns to share - though I wish they were!!!!

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  16. WOW Love them both ....tatted beautifully
    Hugs
    Joy

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