View Full Version : Turning a new leaf...
06-09-2010, 09:59 AM
This summer I also had fun making Jeanne Lugert's 3-D Rose but felt it needed a leaf. So I decided to have a go at creating one. This is my first tatted "creation". Here is the result:
On the left hand leaf, I just finished it without weaving in the ends (as you would be attaching it behind the rose) and on the right-hand one, I folded the tail onto itself for a neater but wider end. But I think just woven in would be fine.
Now I just need to get my hands on the new Leafy Green colourway by Lizbeth...
06-09-2010, 11:27 AM
These leaves are very good and would be useful with other flowers.
06-09-2010, 11:32 AM
Your leaves are very pretty! I love the colors you've used. Leafy is a gorgeous thread. I think you'll enjoy it when you get some!
06-09-2010, 11:35 AM
These are lovely indeed!
Are you planning on writing up a pattern?
06-09-2010, 11:49 AM
Thank you! Really pleased you like them (as a first attempt at making up a pattern). If anybody's interested, I can certainly write it up.
06-09-2010, 12:18 PM
I would love it! (I may actually be tempted to count stitches in you pictures if you don't , yk? :innocent:)
06-09-2010, 12:24 PM
Really lovely - I am very fond of green and equally as fond of leaves. I look forward to seeing them tatted in the Leafy Green!
06-09-2010, 12:47 PM
I love your leaves they are just lovely!!! I love leaves and would so love to have you write up your pattern and share it with us :)
06-09-2010, 01:32 PM
Your leaves are lovely. They will compliment a rose pattern beautifully. It would be great if you would share your pattern with us.
06-09-2010, 02:32 PM
Thanks for all your kind comments. I did write it down once but I will tat another leaf to make sure that pattern has no mistakes in it and I will post it here, hopefully later today.
06-09-2010, 02:59 PM
Gorgeous! Designing often starts with a need. Congratulations! Are you going to share the pattern with the rest of us? Please!
Bravo! Very cute design!! Please share it with us. Thank you!!!
06-09-2010, 04:34 PM
Very cool! I love the idea of varigated leaves....thanks for being so sweet as to share the pattern....I look forward to using it.
(I agree-I was tempted to count off your pic, too....it is such a clear shot, after all! Even happier to hear I won't have to.....)
06-09-2010, 04:40 PM
:flowers:yes, would love the pattern. I can think of many uses, thank you. I will look forward to the written pattern
06-09-2010, 05:22 PM
Well, thank you for the interest, here is the pattern. Hope this works. I saved it as a pdf file. Hopefully you can access it?? Please let me know if I need to do it differently.
I just made the last leaf on the photo (the blue and green one at the bottom) following the pattern. It's my first time writing one out, so please let me know if it makes sense and if it works!
06-09-2010, 07:12 PM
Thank you so much!!!
06-09-2010, 07:31 PM
Frivole, thank you for the pattern. I like the leaf and like having more than 1 style leaf to use and this one is a great addition. Lovely job.
Susan B T
06-09-2010, 07:56 PM
Good color choices. The leaf is very practical and like Josie said good for there they flowers too. Thanks for the pattern.
... so please let me know if it makes sense and if it works!
Thank you, frivole, it looks all clear.
Looking forward to doing this pattern.
06-09-2010, 08:49 PM
06-09-2010, 09:04 PM
Let me echo the thanks of others, Frivole! Thank you, thank you for sharing your lovely pattern!
06-09-2010, 09:11 PM
Thank you Jane. Just realised there is a members' pattern thread... maybe I should have put it there instead?
06-09-2010, 09:31 PM
I say to put it there as well rather than instead. :)
06-09-2010, 09:49 PM
Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! It's a pretty leaf and easy enough for a beginner like me :thmbup: Just tried making it, and here is the result:
(Sorry about the quality of the pic; I used my phone... Will upload proper pics to my albums later)
The only thing is that I did not know when to switch shuttles (the pattern doesn't say), so I just guessed... Somehow I managed to forget a ring, but I tweaked it a little so it came out all right after all :tongue:
06-09-2010, 10:53 PM
Thank you Hatta! It's great to see my first little pattern made up by somebody else! I think it looks great, even with the missing ring. As for switching shuttles, maybe I could add that to the pattern? I thought that with saying when to reverse the work and when not to, it would be enough for tatters to know which shuttle to use. I hope I'll get more feedback from others if they try it as I would like to know how to write out a pattern as clearly as possible.
07-09-2010, 01:46 AM
Thank you so much for sharing you leaf pattern.
07-09-2010, 09:42 PM
I thought that with saying when to reverse the work and when not to, it would be enough for tatters to know which shuttle to use.
As I said, I'm still a beginner and things are not all that logical yet :tongue: Today I tried to make the leaf again, and this time I had no trouble at all :happydance:
07-09-2010, 11:04 PM
Thanks for showing us your new leaf Hatta, looks great! Do you think the pattern's ok without the extra shuttle info then? I just received the new "Leafy Greens" from Lizbeth and I really like it. I'll try to post a photo tomorrow.
07-09-2010, 11:59 PM
Those are lovely! I was just thinking they would be nice in clusters with red glass beads. ie holly leaves to decorate a Christmas tree with.
08-09-2010, 04:25 AM
I'll be back to copy it down.
08-09-2010, 08:53 AM
"Leafy Greens" by Lizbeth is just the colour I had been waiting for! So glad they added it to their range. Here is the little leaf in that colourway:
08-09-2010, 01:57 PM
Oooh, a trio of these leaves with a trio of red onion rings would make a lovely holly bunch. Thanks so much for this pattern.
13-09-2010, 01:45 AM
This is a great pattern Frivole! Thanks for sharing.