14 August 2013

Meet a new critter

A few weeks ago I had a request from Ruth in Canada for a jellyfish pattern.  People ask for the strangest things, sometimes but this idea really appealed to me.  I must have a very strange mind too, I suppose!!!

Ruth wanted this to be a brooch so one of the main considerations was 'how to hide the pin' that every brooch requires.  I decided that the easiest way was to use block tatting for that part of the design.  

Then there was the problem of 'what does a jellyfish look like'.  Good old Google images helped (or rather hindered) that part of the design process.  If you've got the time I suggest you google 'jellyfish' too and you'll find out how many 'sorts' there are.  That's what caused a hinderance!!!

Making the body was relatively easy but then the problems started with the tentacles.  You can see the problems with my first test tat below.  How many and where should they be!!!

More tomorrow - along with the pattern!!!

12 comments:

Maureen said...

Yours is a pretty jellyfish; I've seen them the size of dinner plates here. That means I leave the surf to them!
And then there are the teeny tiny ones which can sting even when they're dead on the beach - ouch! I like the block tatting to hide the pin - that's always a problem.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

How cute! I've never seen a jellyfish, except in pictures. They are fascinating creatures!

Margarets designer cards said...

Google would have so many pictures, the man of war ones are the biggest I have seen abroad, I like the way you have block tatted the body.
Margaret

Phyllis Schmidt said...

Very good start. For the tentacles, could you use your technique of double chain (down and up hooked together), then maybe a modified continuous thread join to move over to the next ring/segment for another double chain. You would be able to go from one side to the other making tentacles across the jelly. Does this make sense?

Jane Eborall said...

Ah, Phyllis - wait til you see what I actually did. I've not seen the idea used before but it's soooooo easy and gives 'just' the right look to the tentacles!!!

Madtatter80 said...

That's funny except I was thinking fishing line to tat with ha ha those little buggers are see through but you would have to melt the ends together to get the thread not to undo ha ha ha.

Madtatter80 said...

Hey I had another thought had to come back! what ever you do I am sure it will look great, but you could add "nemo" fish hanging from the tentacles :)

Jane Eborall said...

That's a good idea too (fishing line) Madtatter80 and I like the idea of nemo fish too. Tomorrow, folks. Tomorrow!!!!

Phyllis Schmidt said...

Yeah, something new to learn. I feel like a school kid again!

Maureen said...

Ooo yes - Nemo would be wonderful!!

Suztats said...

Well done!

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