Another Ornament Started
I'm at it again!
Google Images is my friend, and I had fun looking at graphic Christmas Trees.
I decided to go with a simple tree, and have just finished the outline. I'm using tatting thread, #701 Christmas Green, and plan to dress it up with a variety of stitches.
One thing I've learned is that it never hurts to think awhile before you start laying your trace thread. Especially when you are working from your own drawing. It's like a logic puzzle, or drawing a maze. If you just dive in, you may end up with a corner you can't fill. I'm sure it is even more important with complex figures.
Another thing I've learned is that I can't be careless when I lay the cordonnet. If the stitches are too far apart, I can't get good tension on my first row of buttonhole stitches.
I like this tree, too. I think it looks as though there's a ribbon or garland wrapped around it. I don't know if I could do it justice, and am saving it for another time.
These drawings are fresh from my scanner, and are very large. I'm posting them on my blog in case of a computer disaster, but you are welcome to right click and save if you want to give them a try. I pull them into MS Word and change the size, usually around 3 inches gives me enough room to work.