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21-07-2010, 10:10 PM
It seems to me that making a small Christmas tree would simply be rows of rings. But, I can't figure out how to move to the next row without cutting the thread after each one. I would be happy to use a split ring or split chain to move up/down but when I look at trees already made I can't see where to do it smoothly. Does anyone have a pretty tree pattern that would make a pretty pin?
21-07-2010, 11:55 PM
I did this:
I started at the bottom, and went up making the last chain of each row a split one, and the first ring of the next row split too, of course. If you look carefully, you can see where I did it because of the thread colour variation (the first to second row is at the right in the picture, and the second to third row at the left).
I did several with small variations, but I gave them away and did not photograph all of them. I used small red bows on one, that was really effective. I think beads would work great as ornaments, too. It is an extremely versatile pattern/recipe for simple trees!
22-07-2010, 12:23 AM
There is one in the book Christmas Angels and Other Tatting Patterns. do you have that book? Well actually there are a few/couple christmas tree patterns in the book but my favorite is the one on the cover.
Soyloquesoy, that christmas tree is really pretty!
22-07-2010, 12:43 AM
Christmas Tree Earrings by Linda S Davies
22-07-2010, 02:23 AM
Here is my favorite Christmas Tree Pattern. The pattern is from BeStitched and there aren't any split rings in it. Works up great with the Needle, even though it is a Shuttle pattern. :wink:
22-07-2010, 06:31 AM
I didn't recognize it in that variegated green. I love it, carolivy! And I agree it is a great pattern.
Roger over at the Needle Tatting website has a description of how to use the split rings and split chains to do your original tree. His is a taller tree, but otherwise its identical in concept... Don't know if it adapts directly to shuttle tatting in terms of where and what the counts are for the rings and chains to get the same effect.
22-07-2010, 10:05 AM
Thanks everyone. Carolivy, that tree is beautiful! I have been wanting to see Roger Freedman's work since I started tatting and it is just as beautiful as I thought.