Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Motif #14 - Mary Fitch's Poplar Leaf

Mary Fitch's Poplar Leaf
Karey Solomon © 2010


Sharing my first Tat Days finished piece -- the Poplar Leaf from Karey Solomon's Early Bird class on Saturday, August 28, 2010.

Now, I did not attend the early bird class since I was staying off-site (17 miles away). But the nice Tat Days staffers graciously gave me a copy of the pattern.

This leaf is more along the lines of what I imagine is a manageable pattern for Tat Days. And isn't it just a darling little leaf?

Motif #14
This counts as motif #14 for my 25 motif challenge. It is tatted in Lizbeth 40 #138 Leafy Greens and measures a petite 1 by 1 1/4 inches (2.5 cm by 3.2 cm).

The pattern is Karey Solomon's re-envisioning/adaptation of a 1916 pattern by Mary Fitch. This leaf is in her "Tree of Life" book.

Karey says tatting this leaf is a great way to use up partial thread on your shuttle. It is a single shuttle pattern and only takes about 3 yards of thread.

Karey, you've done it again. Thank you for enchanting us with this petite leaf and offering up a mini-tat to use up left-over threads.

9 comments:

Karrieann said...

I loved doing this leaf! It was stress-free for me!!!!
(((HUGS)))

Tatskool said...

It is a pretty little leaf. Lovely thread colour too.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I had to look twice at the date of your post and can't believe it's already Sept. 1 - and I'm sitting in this 90 degree heat up in Pittsburgh, making me think it's the middle of July!

Thanks for sharing your Palmetto experiences and photos! For those of us who couldn't attend, it was fun to enjoy 'being there' vicariously! Loved the scenery, too!

And this leaf is a great design by Mary Fitch / Karey Solomon - and beautifully tatted by you! I can see many uses for it! It's also cool that it needs only one shuttle.

Speaking of 'cool' ... I'd be happy with some cooler weather - like in the 80s!

Fox said...

Sweet leaf!
Fox : )

God's Kid said...

You did a great job on that leaf! :)

Kelly said...

What a pretty leaf, and I love the color you used!

FªÎЋ * ځ£я®¥ said...

Something like this is precisely what I imagined for the tatting Germ warfare outbreak! SO cute! I hope you enjoyed the trip! - KLBH

ancolie said...

very cute !
ancolie from france

Ridgewoman said...

hummm I have that pattern; shall have to look at that leaf if it is easy peasy…I'm always up for a fast tat without the addition of stress.

xx bj