Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Motif # 19 - Horsin' Around

Horsing Around with Ineke Kuiperij's Paard

Earlier this fall, I saw a Yahoo tatting group post from Riet over at Bengelblog called "Horsing Around with Ineke's Paard."  The linked PDF file credited Bobbie Demmer with showing a horse to Katharine Buckner, Pam Freck and Riet at the end of 2011 Tat Days.

The clever trio of tatting sleuths discovered the pattern was taken from the "Knight" piece in Ineke Kuiperij's Chess Set book.

And what a cute, cute, cute horse it is!  I immediately added it to my "must tat" list.

Motif 19 - Horse on a Paperclip
Here is my first attempt, tatted with Lizbeth® 40 Spice Cake #182. For the eye I used a black bead from my stash.  My best guess for its size is either 4mm or size 6/0.

Two shuttles wound CTM are used for this and (don't hate me) but I did not pay attention to where I started in the color progression. I just picked up and started tatting. Normally I would have chosen the starting point, but I was thinking, 'It is only a test tat.'

Not only was it a very successful test tat, it was pure pleasure to tat and was completed in about an hour.  Pardon the pun, this spurs me on to create a few more horses on paperclips.

Thank you Riet, Katharine and Pam, as well as Bobbie Demmer for sharing such a fun project!


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

He is an adorable horse, and I think he looks charming on the paper clip!

Jane Eborall said...

Great horse. Gee up, Neddy!!!

Jane McLellan said...

Excellent horse!

Sally Kerson said...

Really love this horse. Purchased some paperclips in the USA, but haven't got around to using them yet, story of my life!

Margarets designer cards said...

Brilliant horse.

Fox said...

Nothing can rein-in your creativity! This is great.

Fox : )

IsDihara said...
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tattrldy said...

The horse looks great!

Corina said...

Great idea to use this horse pattern this way, great colour - great tatting!

IsDihara said...

Just wait, JaneE, my second horse will be tatted in Pink Cocoa! Can't wait!

(It is sure to be the stuff of little girls' dreams.)

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God's Kid said...

That looks awesome!! :)

esoraleak; Kaela said...

I want to make a tatted horse! Your work is lovely.

Jessica said...

Is there a pattern for the Horse? You did an awesome job.

Valerie said...

An absolute winner! I think the colours work for the horse. I love it!

Where did you say you found the pattern?

IsDihara said...

Jessica and Val, the pattern is published in Ineke Kuiperij's Chess Set book.

Riet Surtel-Smeulde usually brings copies of this ladies' books with her to sell when she travels to the USA for Palmetto Tat Days.

You may contact Riet via her blog: Bengelblog

I am sorry that I cannot share the PDF with you, as I do not wish to violate the designer's copyright.

I do own the Tatted chess set book (bought it from Riet either in 2010 or 2011) and tatted the horse from the English instructions on the PDF.

The Chess Set book has diagrams.

Please contact Riet to ask about sharing the PDF.

Valerie said...

thanks for the info on the book, isDhihara. will check with Riet. :)

Batty Tatter said...

I sent a note to Riet asking where I could get the pattern. But she didn't respond. I sure wish I could get that pattern.