Thursday, March 1, 2012

Latest Projects

Most of my hand crafted items are doing fairly well on the various markets, but there's one that is really taking off lately and that is Tatted Flowers.  They're tiny, made with various thin crochet cotton threads (i.e. #10).  I've been doing them up in batches and listing them.  Currently only on Yardsellr.

These are great to glue onto mixed media, ACEO's, greeting cards, all sorts of applications. There are 'tails' on each of them for ease in handling them when adding them to your work. We used Aleene's Tacky Glue which dries clear, folding back the tails to the backside of the flower, then clipping close after it's glued to prevent unraveling.

I used to make tons of greeting cards, gift tags, even embellishing my business cards and such with these little tatted flowers.   I bought more shuttles and am working on variegated greens, parakeet blue, more yellow, plum and raspberry colors.  



Rachael said...

They are so cute! I have never tried tatting but if I can ever find the time, it's on my to do list.

~Marge~ said...

I love it because it's such a portable craft! :) I do both shuttle tatting and needle tatting. There are lots of videos online that show all the steps if you find some time to be able to do tatting. It's a rewarding craft. :)