Motif in Yarn

Here’s the finished motif in yarn for the belt.  I really like these colors and love the way it came out.  Overall it wasn’t too hard to tat with the yarn.  I definitely had to watch as I made my stitches to make sure I tatted a bit more loose than usual, especially on the rings, but that wasn’t much of a problem.

I’m not sure yet what the main length of the belt will be.  I may just decide that I want to do the whole thing in a ribbon that hooks on the motif and goes all the way around to tie in the back, but I’m still partial to doing some more tatting.  Just waiting until I see an edging pattern that I think goes well with this motif.  The dress is a darker and more purple shade of the coral color in center and I’m thinking that doing the rest of the belt in that center color would look good.

Here’s the two pieces next to each other for comparison.  The piece in thread is size 10.

I’ll be taking a small break from tatting and blogging over the next week as I’m packing up to spend the next month and a half in Seattle.  I’ll be driving and leaving early next week.  I should get up there by the end of that week and will be staying until the very beginning of February.  Looking forward to the time up there.  Should be able to make it to at least one of the lacer/tatters meetings in the area.


  1. Karen Said,

    December 7, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    Lovely motif, Jessica. I look forward to see how you decided to finish it. Enjoy your time in Seattle. Karen

  2. admin Said,

    December 8, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

    Thanks Karen! I’m looking forward to spending time up there.

  3. Sue Said,

    December 8, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

    That looks really great!! 🙂

  4. admin Said,

    December 8, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

    Thanks Sue. I haven’t quite figured out yet how to turn it into a belt, but I like the way it’s started.

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