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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tuesday Tats

It's Tuesday! So you know that means I've been tatting. Ah, but what?

I've been adding more tatting to my white CQ piece:

 Josephine Knot cascades
bullion stitch, which is somewhat like a wrap stitch formed on the needle, gently pulled through, and then stitched into the fabric. Sorry it's blurry. Looks rather like green worms, to me.

                                              what's this?   a tongue? 
 It looks like a cluny....sort of....a cluny attached to the fabric. Now, don't go thinking I've finally mastered the cluny. I'm afraid it isn't so.
One of my embroidery books describes it as a woven picot stitch, but it's also called stumpwork.
It's woven like a cluny, too. The only difference I can see is that a tatting cluny is free-formed, while the stumpwork is attached to fabric at the base.
I can't do clunies very well, but, hey, I like this woven picot stitch!

I twisted the 'cluny' and tacked it down on a seam, then added a small bead. Then I added more JK cascades, 'Josephine chains', plus a few smaller bullion stitches in the varigated thread.

I tatted the motif, then created 3 different sized cluny-stumpwork  'stems' in the centre, twisted, turned, and tacked them to create what looks, to me, like a lotus flower. I then added a white 'pearl' in its centre.

There are more seams to embellish, so I think I'll be doing some more tatting.
Hope you have a wonderful day.

Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz


  1. oh my!!! be still my beating heart, just beautiful

  2. Thank you, Karen, I'm so pleased you like it! Hugs

  3. Thanks, Kasthurirajam, I'm pleased with it's progress so far. And I'm really enjoying working on this CQ square: maybe because it's for me? Hugs

  4. Someone gave me a book on stumpwork years ago, but I never did any. Oh dear, maybe I shouldn't have said that!;) Your work is beautiful and impressive.

  5. You say such nice things, Janet1 Thank you. I'm learning as I go along. Hugs

  6. These shapes look most intriguing! Love your painted sketch. You could enter it for the sketchbook challenge as this month is opposites ;) I've got a link on my page.

    Can't beLIVE I missed your giveaway! Where was I?!!

  7. Hi Emma! Thanks so much for your nice comments, and for the info re The Sketchbook Project. I am checking it out, so maybe I'll 'see' you there. Hugs

  8. This is definitely becoming an heirloom piece.

  9. Gee, Ro, I hadn't even thought of that. But it would be wonderful if it did become an heirloom. Thanks for the thought! Guess that means I'll need to frame it or put it into a shadow box to protect it. Any suggestions? Hugs

  10. Hi Suz: Your tatting is lovely and your CQ piece is exquisite. Thank you for visiting my blog and following. Happy February Hearts to you...

  11. hi susan!
    it' s beautiful White is suited! very nice

  12. Thank you, Creatology! Happy February Hearts back! Hugs

  13. There are just so many things I want to try, and you have reminded me of one more! You do some beautiful work!

  14. Thank you Katie for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment! Hugs


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