"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

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Flowers with Flutters

Here's the Flower Pot II all mounted and ready.

The vase and flowers are from Jan Stawasz's book Tatted Treasures; you can read about them in several previous posts. The two butterflies in profile are Jon Yusoff's Flutters. They are both tatted in HDT; the one sitting on the flower is size 40 "PTG Surprise" from Tat-ilicious, and the other is Yarnplayer's "Night Wind" in size 20.

One detail you probably can't see in the photo is that the fabric background is not actually a plain white. I do have a scrap of plain white fabric, but it was just barely large enough to cover the adhesive board and would have left me no margin for error. Well, when it comes to me and sewing things down straight, a large margin for error is necessary, so I looked around to see what else I might have. I actually bought a fair amount of fabric back when I got an employee discount at Jo-Ann's, and also had wild dreams of learning to sew some day. In my stash I found a fabric that was a white print on a white background. From the front, I was concerned that even this little bit of a print might detract from the tatting. But when I turned it over, I discovered it worked. The print is still visible, but just barely. It's very subtle. If you look closely, it's just an interesting detail; and if you don't look closely, it's not there at all.


  1. Well if you hadn't mentioned it I would never have seen the print on the fabric but now you've mentioned it I still can't see it. It looks absolutely fabulous.

  2. Yes, it is wonderful! What a treat!

  3. You have done a lovely job with the flower pot and it makes a lovely picture, I don't think the fabric detracts from the tatting

  4. Stunning, it looks so beautiful and you choose just the right colours.