Saturday, June 21, 2008

A Tatted Vintage Style Rose Garden


There are so many lovely roses in bloom this time of year in the gardens around that I thought I would tat another vintage style bookmark with the rosettes. I did it in the colors you might see in a rose garden and revised the design a little bit so I'm calling this bookmark...


Motif #8 Vintage Style Rose Garden
A Tatted Bookmark
by TattingChic
This particular Bookmark is tatted in DMC Special Dentelles size 80 thread. The variegated pink is #62 and the green is #3052. It measures 7" x 1 & 1/2"

It's numbered 8 for the 25 Motif Challenge that I am participating in. It's a personal challenge to tat 25 motifs during the year of which the participant chooses the start and end point of the 12 month period.

Remember the bookmark I made for my friend Matt? It was done in DMC size 20 thread. DMC just refers to a brand of thread. I took a photo of these two bookmarks side by side so you can see the difference it makes in the size.


Top bookmark is in size 80 thread and bottom bookmark is in size 20 thread.

Can you see the difference in the two bookmarks? The size 80 thread makes it smaller and much more dainty and delicate looking. The size 20 thread is much easier to see, makes a much larger piece of tatting and while still pretty, doesn't have quite the same delicate look. This is not an argument for one size over another, just a comparison so you can see the difference.

The other difference is that I revised the design of the ends. I wasn't quite satisfied with the way that the end of the first bookmark looked so when I retatted it in the size 80 I redesigned it.


Here's a close up of the end of the new bookmark design.


Now compare it with the bookmark end with the first design.


See difference? The revised design matches the picture I had in my head better...LOL.

The original design (pictured on the bottom) looks kind of scrunched up and the newly revised design (pictured at the top) keeps the delicate frame around the rosettes consistent throughout the piece.


Oh, by the way, Matt said he loves his new bookmark and enjoyed the "shout-out" I gave to him. He emailed and telephoned me to tell me of his excitement about the bookmark after he saw it on the blog. Okay, Matt, the bookmark is going out today now that I got my comparison photo! LOL!


Thank you for a walk through my garden path today. I hope you enjoyed your visit! Come again and remember that visitors (both new and old) and comments are always welcome!


Until next time,

TattingChic :)

49 absolutely fabulous things were said:

wickedtats said...

LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY.

=)

By any chance are you a journalist writing a craft magazine? If you were I'm sure to buy it!

Obe's said...

Oh my goodness that's beautiful!!
So much work too your very talented!
Diane at Crafty Passions

TattingChic said...

Thanks you so much, Wickedtats, I'm so glad you stopped by. Both your comments are such huge compliments. I am not a journalist writing a craft magazine, but I sure would be open to it if anyone ever gave me the job offer. FUN! If that every happens you'll be the first to know!

Thank you, Diane at Crafty Passions. I appreciate both the visit and the comment. I hope you come back many times. I'm off to visit your blog, now...LOL!!! :)

Lady Arwen of the Silver Rose said...

I'm so glad you commented on my blog because I am so thrilled to meet a tatter to inspire me. Your work is lovely.

OmonSan said...

I love roses, they are so pretty and so are your roses too. But I have one question. How on earth do you find the time to tat all that you so kindly put on display for us?! It is always a pleasure to look at your bloggs! OmonSan

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

That bookmark is beautiful! I love the colors you used!

TattingChic said...

Lady Arwen of the Silver Rose, I'm glad if I have inspired you to try tatting, however, I have to be honest when I checked your profile you have so many blogs I didn't recognize any of them, so I don't recall making a comment on your blog as you say. If you do start to tat...Happy Tatting! It's a great hobby! I love it!

Hello, Omon, LOL....I have to admit, not much sleep this week! A symptom of having been plagued by a designing mind, lately. Many of the pics from the first several posts on my blog were things I've tatted over 15 years ago, so not everything is recent and I'm pretty up front about the time I tatted an item. Thank you so much for your nice comment.

Thank you, Grizzly Mountain Arts! I appreciate the nice comment. :)

Melissa said...

It is very pretty the colors for the pink roses and the green outer is PERFECT!
I know you don't thing the original is as pretty but I really really really love the rounded edges of the original one the best.
I'm in awe that you are able to design, I'm not sure if I'll ever do anything that size I get really frustrated if something doesn't come out the way I want and I don't think I have "designers patience" for tatting! LOL I applaud you my friend!!!

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Melissa, the first design's end looked better before I pressed it. It had a ruffly look to it that was pretty, but not practical for a bookmark...LOL as the other end would be inside the book and muck up the page. I'm glad you like it! It means a lot to me!

vintage paper bella ~ andrea said...

pppppprrrrrrreeeeetttyy!!!
I love anything with roses!

TattingChic said...

Vintage Paper Bella ~ Andrea......
ttthhhhhhaaaannnnnnkkkkkk yyyyoooouuuu!!!!! I love roses, too! It's that wonderful time for roses, isn't it? Thanks for stopping by.

Melissa said...

OH ya a ruffle would be bad for a bookmark, what about doing it like you did the second one without the clover at the ends? (not that you'd tat it again you are probably sick of it huh! LOL I know I would be! LOL) I just love the roses with the lacy edge you did it's the perfect combo Roses'n'Lace!

TattingChic said...

Well, I am actually going to tat it again...LOL... for someone who's doing a just for fun tatted bookmark exchange with me, I'm doing it in more summery colors, it will look pretty.
See, after I tatted it for Matt Iknew I would retat it for this other person and then I have to have one for me or I won't have a pattern!

Melissa said...

LOLLLLLLLLLLLL Oh man! Well at least it's designed now so not as bad as if you would have to cut stuff out that didn't work! LOL

TattingChic said...

Right, Melissa, not unless....gasp...a thread breaks at a most inconvenient spot like it did on the second one...we won't even go there. had to cut back two rosettes worth of edging to make it look right again with the adding of BOTH threads...it was a nightmare, but can you tell from looking at it? No. So that's all that matters. LOL..sort of.

Bonnie said...

Very pretty, both are actually! I really do like the end edging on the second one. Fun to see the difference in the size threads.

TattingChic said...

Thank you Bonnie, the end on the second design is my fave, too. I'm glad you stopped by.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

I'm glad you have compared size 80 to size 20...it's important for people to see the difference.

TattingChic said...

Yes, Lady Shuttle Maker, I agree, that's exactly why I did it. Hope you're feeling better soon!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Oh, how very very lovely is your vintage rose bookmark. You are such a very talented person. Hugs JUdy

Dantatter said...

I realy like them both because they are very pretty in their own ways and you have chosen some good colours.
I think I can see why your male friend loves the red-white one, the red-green one might be too girlish for a man perhaps. It is very cute that he really loves the one intended for him, it is my experience some of them are not always good at showing their entusiasm for tatted items, bookmarks included.

Dantatter said...

Forgot to say that maybe Albin is getting fat from all the treats she is given but I am getting crosseyed from playing ball with Angel, roflol.

TattingChic said...

Hi Judy for CJ Stitching and Blooms. Thank you for your very lovely comment. I'm so glad you stopped by! Hugs to you, too!

Dantatter, your second comment really did make me laugh out loud! Did you know, if you scratch her head or back she purrs, that might not make you go so cross-eyed!
I'm glad you like both bookmarks, I do too. Yes, it is kinda cute that Matt likes the one just for him. I know he does like to read a lot, he says.

Barb said...

Girl- you have way too much talent!

Just so lovely.
I am glad that Matt enjoyed his shout-out-hehe.

Have a great day,
Barb

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! That is just beautiful!!! I LOVE it :) Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog :)

hugs,
Amy

yarnplayer said...

They are both gorgeous - I agree that the second one has less "rufflyness" and you did a great job of tweaking your design to get it to lie the way you wanted. Very nice that you showed the difference in thread sizes, too. A lot of folks are unfamiliar with how crochet cotton is sized, and your photo makes the difference obvious.

Linda S Davies said...

The bookmark is lovely in any size, but ooohhh that finer thread does more justice to the very pretty pattern!

TattingChic said...

Hey Barb, thanks for stopping by!
Yes, I can't tell which Matt enjoyed more, his "shout-out" or the bookmark...maybe he asked for the bookmark so that he COULD get a "shout-out"! OH, Matt! You are so busted!!! LOL!!!

Hi Amy, thanks so much for hopping by to see my rosegarden...LOL.
I appreciate your lovely comments, they make my day!

Dear Yarnplayer,
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you & thank you. :)
Sincerely, TattingChic

Hello Linda S Davies. Yes, I have to admit I am partial to the more delicate look of the smaller threads all tatted up, but sometimes it's so much fun to do a project in the larger threads it's quicker to get a space filled and has a more whimsical look to it while still looking lacy. Thanks for dropping by.

Tattycat said...

Very nice! I love the changes!

Clyde said...

I love the comparison between the two thread sizes. It helps to show people how using finer thread can enhance your tatting and make it look like a more delicate lace. The size 80 bookmark is gorgeous and a very nice peace of tatting.

TattingChic said...

Thank you very much, TattyCat! And a belated Happy Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have been enjoying yourself this weekend! ((hugs))

Hello, Clyde! Thank you so much. Yes, I agree the size 80 thread...so delicate looking. I thought with so many people new to tatting looking at the blog I "owed" them a peak at some important stuff...LOL! :)

Rosemary said...

So pretty!!
You are so talented.
Rosemary

verito90909 said...

Hello TC! The bookmarks look lovely! Both of them are great. I knew Melissa would like them because they're so flowery lol. Now I would like to *invite* Matt, if you allow me, to comment on how much he liked it after he receives it... now that he's so famous... and we shouldn't miss the ending of the story... (Will he dare?) LOL

Happy tatting and have a nice day!

TattingChic said...

Thank you for your very lovely compliments, Rosemary. I'm so glad you stopped by. Come again!

Well, Verito, I'm glad you like the bookmark. Not to sure if Matt will comment as he's not a regular reader of this blog...LOL! You never know, he might surprise us with one, but I'm not holding my breath.

Ais said...

So cute... I see the difference. I was here yesterday... can you believe me? I came back because I didn't remember if I had commented.:) I can't remember anything these days...

TattingChic said...

LOL...you are so cute, Ais. Well, I'm glad you came back and made a comment. You would've been missed otherwise!

Kathleen Grace said...

So beautiful, I love them both!

TattingChic said...

Awww...Thank you, Kathleen Grace. I'm glad you stopped by to visit.

Tracy said...

This was a lovely walk, Tattingchic! I must say I really love the pink & green rosy bookmark...but both are just gorgeous! Oh, so pretty...Happy Day, my friend ((HUGS))

singtatter said...

Big or small, thicker or thinner threads, all are just as pretty! I love flowers!

TattingChic said...

Thank you for visiting, Tracy. I'm glad you came. ((hugs)) to you,too!

Thanks, Singtatter. I like flowers, too. I'm glad you like mine. I love your periwinkle flower design.

Dyan said...

I love roses and these are so pretty,they motivate anyone to want to read just so they could use them as bookmarks.
Dy

TattingChic said...

LOL...I so enjoyed you comment, Dy, especially because I'm the opposite. I get a book, decide I want a bookmark, so I get motivated to tat...LOL...no reading gets done, but by the time I'm done tatting I've got a bookmark that matches the book! How's that for motivation?

Lace Threads said...

Thank you so much for your comment - I'm sad, but I'm trying to put it behind me.
I absolutely adore your work, as always. Tell me, do you ever sell anything and if so, please tell me where.

TattingChic said...

Hi Lace Threads, I hope you find your diamond soon! I don't sell yet. If/when I ever do I'll let you know if it's on etsy or my own site. Thank you for asking that is a huge compliment.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! They're beautiful. I love the pink and green one from the new design!

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Thimbleanna. I appreciate your nice comments. It's always nice to have you drop by. :)

Carol Lawecki said...

TattingChic, Your Rose Garden bookmark is lovely, both the design and the lovely pink and green. I like the lacy look of the smaller thread. Congratulations on such a beautiful bookmark!!

TattingChic said...

Thank you for the congrats, Carol. I'm glad you like the design.