Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tatting Tea Tuesday: Farfalla 2

Farfalla  Butterfly 2

Another butterfly flew off the shuttles!

Farfalla (a.k.a. Alfie) Butterfly 2
For this one I experimented with using blended threads for the antennae and SCMR body, throwing off the round one wings in a solid color. It took three shuttles for round one, but it wasn't difficult to tat the three-shuttle part, since it was only two double stitches at a go.

Once again, for those who are interested, the thread list:
  • Lizbeth®20 #642 Lilac Medium  for round 1 wings
  • A blend of lavender/black/yellow threads for antennae and body
  • Tat-ilicious HDT by Jess in Night Thunder for round 2 

You can find the free pattern on the Italian tatting web site:  CHIACCHIERINO  The butterfly diagram can be found on this page: Gioielli di chiacchierino

Still need to snip one thread after this beauty's steam press, but isn't he a clever gent?

I am tempted to call him Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All, after the Doctor Who episode called "Closing Time!"  At the end of that episode the baby decides he prefers the name Alfie.

So Alfie it is. Norma Jean and Alfie look good together, n'est-ce pas?

Norma Jean and Alfie together

Only after examining the two butterflies side by side did I notice that one of Norma Jean's lower wings is missing a repeat of 5 DS and a picot. So sorry Norma Jean!  You're still sexy to me.

Wishing you all blissful me time to create something beautiful. See you next Tuesday for more communi-tea!


Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely butterfly

Typstatting said...

Gorgeous butterflies love the colours!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

These are both very pretty! I'm curious about their dimensions.

God's Kid said...

Fabulous butterflies!!! :)

IsDihara said...

Kathy Niklewicz, using size 20 threads, my butterflies measure 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cm) across the widest part of the top wings.

Each wing is 2 inches long (5.1 cm)

ancolie said...

These are both very pretty
I love your colors
Have a nice day