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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 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.


  1. I agree that color makes such a difference in these designs. Sometimes too many colors are distracting but I really like this. Since I've learned the dimple for making the dimpled rings, I like it much better than the picot way. Lovely work as always.

  2. Wow! This is my new favorite!

  3. I've really enjoying watching your collection of tatted eggs grow. What a different the change in colors makes in this one!

  4. Beautiful colour - really works!
    Fox : )

  5. Looks like you had fun tatting easter eggs! They are lovely colors! I do like your HDT's! :) I have them somewhere packed in boxes from my recent move! I moved from California to Utah and that's about 700 miles and I have 70 boxes still unpacked! Stiofan went with me yesterday to go demonstrate tatting! ;) He didn't get into the photo op, though! LOL! I did post about it though on my blog!

  6. You have made beautiful tatted eggs, i love their colors.

  7. They may be tedious work but worth it.


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