Monday, July 21, 2014

Dresser Lace 3

This is another posting of how I use lace.  This is my the top of my bedroom dresser.  It is a lovely dark-colored wood that was just begging to have lace put upon it!  So I did just that, covering the lace with a custom-cut piece of glass. Now the surface is still functional....I can spill and put stuff all over it and still my lace is beautiful.

The pieces seen in this view are: 4 tatted pieces (tatted by me); Teneriffe Lace (2)-upper left and right, Romanian Point Lace, the swan is a piece of Carrickmacross Lace (designed and worked by me), the circular piece is bobbin lace that a friend brought back to me from Belgium while on vacation.

Friday, July 18, 2014

My Tatted Motorcycle

As I mentioned before I am a 'motorcyclist'---a person who rides a motorcycle.  I want to differentiate that I am NOT a 'biker'.  Bikers are rough/tough type people....the kinda folks you might cross to the other side of the street if you meet them.  I am a motorcyclist in that I always wear a helmet and safety gear, even it I don't have to legally.
Many years ago, I tatted this motorcycle.  It is created as components and mounted to a piece of linen (which is sage-blue-green).  I cheated and just pulled the thread ends to the back of the linen and hid them that way.  I used a picture of a Triumph motorcycle to copy design/details.

Monday, July 7, 2014

What is Copper Enameling

Copper enameling is the process of fusing enamel (which is glass) onto a copper base. 

Enameling is the process of applying a layer of colored, finely ground glass particles to a surface (in my case: copper) of which it is made to adhere by heat (in my case: melted with a flame from a torch).

Enamel is glass.

Enamelling is the craft of melting glass on to a metal surface.

In time (when am in the same place as my pictures) I will show you my process of how I create The ShuttleSmith Glass Enameled Copper Tatting Shuttles.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Tatting & Sympathy Card

This is what I like to make for sympathy cards. 
The tatted rose pattern is from one of Mary Konior's books--possibly the Tatting with Visual Patterns book.
I typed the poem into my computer and copied it onto a cardstock that has flecks of color.  That's why the background appears pinkish.
I glued the rose onto the cardstock.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

My new website is Up & Running!!!! YEAH!

I've been keeping you somewhat up-to-date with my website woes...the fact is I used up all my space on my old hosting site and had to move.  My DH helped me with my new (WordPress) site this weekend and since then I have been working towards moving stuff from the old site to the new one.  I feel that I am far enough along to announce that my website is done and running.  I own my domain name ( so all I had to do was 'forward' the domain name to the new hosting site. 

All you have to do is type in either:  or
and you should get to my new site which has one of my new enameled shuttles  (blue/yellow/orange) in the upper right corner and features orange frames/boxes.  (Orange and yellow are my favorite colors!)

Right now I have my books (2), Leather Tatting Shuttles, and an assortment of Glass Enameled/Copper Tatting Shuttles for sale.

Let me know (here or via email--- if something doesn't work.  It's all a learning experience.