"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

And Now For Something Completely Different

Well, not that different, I guess. It's still tatting on a Christmas ornament, but it is a completely different look from the simple white pictures of the last two days. This is (a) not representational tatting, and (b) completely blinged out in comparison with the holly and the angel/ cross ornaments.

This is Karey Solomon's "Chinoiserie" motif from her book Make Many Merrily. The thread is Olympus size 40, color M14. There are no beads tatted into it, but I added a lot of them when I attached it to the ornament, by putting the beads on the pins. I don't know if you can see it in the photo, but the ball has iridescent threads running over it too, so the whole thing is very sparkly.


  1. That is a really great motif and fantastic colors!!! :)

  2. Lovely, I love the colour and the way you have attached it


  3. I love the look of this ornament! And the motif's very pretty in this colour way, with the beads.

  4. Oh, Miranda! If you keep this up, I shall have to overcome my aversion to Christmas balls with tatting on them. Yours are all ever so stylish and pretty.!