19 August 2017

Another one

I just don't need any excuses to tat this pattern. Not sure why but I just totally love it.  Actually, I'll be honest, I love all Rosemarie Peel's work and particularly her celtic designs.  She was the first person to do celtic tatting.  By that I mean the sort where you make two parts separately, intertwine them and then 'lock' them together with a third round.  Not the later type of celtic where you tat a long chain and 'tie a knot' in it.  OK, it's not that 'simple' but it's just not for me.  I've done one or two celtic designs and am reasonably pleased with them BUT I still think of Rosemarie as the 'Queen of Celtic Tatting'.

This one is made using two size 40 threads. The pale one is a Lizbeth thread and the variegated darker one is an old Coats one.  The beads are a lovely lilac colour.

I really ought to block this one to make the central star show up properly but blocking is something I rarely do!!!!


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

It's so pretty in those colors!

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

Which pattern book was this in? So pretty!!

God's Kid said...

Beautiful!! :)

Bernice said...

Yummy lilac, very nice.

Jane Eborall said...

It's this one, Sherry. https://janeeborall.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/another-new-book.html

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I often wondered if Rosemarie Peel was the first to come up with the interlocking Celtic design idea. I wonder how she thought of it! It was another major step forward for tatted lace! I remember seeing LaRue Mikulecky's bookmark on the internet at the library in 2000 and was blown away and fascinated. She gave full credit to Rosemarie Peel, a name new to me at that time. And I was even more amazed when I realized how cleverly and easily the interlocking was accomplished. I was so delighted when I finished tatting it. I actually have it in a frame, and it gets a lot of attention at our events. And another gal, Lenore English, tatted a different Celtic bookmark using Rosemarie's motif, but that one is a little trickier and intimidated me, so I've never attempted it. But it all started with Rosemarie!

I'm also fascinated with the woven-chain Celtic tatted designs, but I have to admit I haven't conquered that method yet. I seem to have some sort of mental block and can't do the weaving, even with a piece of string!

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