Thursday, March 29, 2007

My Very Own Tatting Pattern!!!

Well it all started when Sharon left a comment on my blog about my block needing some tatting and suggested a dragonfly with dagger beads for wings! I haven't seen any pattern around like that and I figured while I was waiting to get the pattern I'd fiddle...well my fiddling worked out and I have made my very first tatting pattern!!! In the pink fabric area is my 1st and 2nd attempts where I tried adding the daggers on the picot thread and the carrying thread but those didn't work I figured I probably have to do a Split Ring and with the needle they are easy so I got out the book that had the instructions and figured it out. So it was also my first split ring and my first time doing the Josephine Knots.
Motif #9 of the 25 Motif Challenge
I think it goes perfect in this patch on the block so I'll be stitching him down soon!
I used variegated sewing thread and a size 8 tatting needle. Here's a little visual pattern I drew out of the little dragonfly.
I completely made up this pattern on my own so if there is one out there like this I didn't intentionally create it the same.

I just got an email letting me know of a lady who has a similar dragonfly pattern. Her name is Debbie Arnold Click Here to go to her dragonfly pattern.
It's a sad thing in the online tatting community I've heard of people stealing others designs and I think it's awful that anyone would do that! I believe in giving credit where credit is do and since Debbie made hers first I'm sharing a link. I had never seen her's until now, and my dragonfly is different in several ways but still there is only so much you can do with a simple shape in tatting. The idea of the dagger beads was given to me and I fiddled around BUT I'm sure that the dagger beads was mentioned because of Debbie's pattern so I think it only fair to give everyone her link as well.


Sharon said...

Way to go! The dragonfly looks terrific. S

Echo said...

That is a way awesome pattern, I want one! I don't know what I'd do with it... lol... but it's some pretty eye candy!!

Charlene said...

Beautiful, Melissa. Great job!

***Jon**** said...

Nice one Melissa, would make a pretty little pin.

TattingChic said...

Very nice dragonfly. Thanks for the pattern. That's so nice of you to share it with the rest of us. ;)