Sunday, May 22, 2011
Easter Eggstravaganza 15!
Tatted Easter Eggs by Kirsten Wind Hansen
Onwards and upwards!
Easter Egg number 15 had left me a bit cold when I first saw it...like so many of the designs in this book! I don't know why these designs didn't appeal to me...must be the lack of colour.
Until I saw what others had done with it.....Barbara Gordon had tatted a white butterfly with a variegated surround. Umi and Tsuru had tatted a variegated pink butterfly with a pale green surround.
Ok then...on to the practice piece....I forgot to make the joining picot on the antennae so mine are a bit too short. the dimpled rings were difficult to close....I could have made them a different way but decided to stick to Kirtsen's pattern...for now!
The rings in the trefoils are not connected so tend not to lie very flat...really needed blocking to put on my tree.
For the next one I chose to tat the butterfly in my Blue Lagoon HDT with flowers round the outside in my Berry Burst HDT and chains in my Daffodil Green HDT all in Lizbeth 40 and it looks lovely and very delicate.
I like this a lot. What a difference using different colours makes.