"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

Friday, April 8, 2011

Tiny Tat

I made this last night from the threads that were left on the shuttles after the motif that I started on Tatting Day.

It does sit symmetrically, but it got a little squashed in the scanner. It's from the book Butterflies Migrating by the Palmetto Tatters; unfortunately, the actual designer is not listed.

It uses the technique of daisy picots, but with a twist. The upper wings alternate threads so that the daisy picots are in two intertwined colors; also most of the daisy picots are only one stitch, so that they don't reach that petal shape that gives them their name.

In three size 80 threads, it's a little bit smaller than an American quarter.

As for the motif, I just have to finish the chain around the edge and block it. It should be ready for show and tell by tomorrow.


  1. Interesting technique that I have yet to try! Very nice-looking butterfly wings.
    Fox : )

  2. I agree with Fox thats an interesting technique to try. lovely butterfly.

  3. ...that reminds me! I need to tat up some more butterflies for the Palmetto's guild!

    ...by the way, your butterfly is cute!