Saturday, October 04, 2008

Bookmark


Raphael is a boarder this year at a school in Sarlat. As in all French schools there are no lessons on Wednesday afternoons as this is when they are meant to learn about God(s). Very few children actually do so, and if I am not actually working I go and take him out for the afternoon, to worship his favorite god, Manon. We usually buy him the latest book in the Manga series that he's following and then just wander about looking at the shops and then after sitting in a café for a chocolat chaud or an ice cream depending on the weather, we return in time for evening etude. It was in this way I discovered a little shop selling patchwork and embroidery supplies, and I ended up buying some quilting or embroidery threads. They aren't perfect for tatting, a little too fluffy, but the colours are pretty, and here is Mary Konior's Black Magic done in blues. I am not sure if this reminds me more of tempered steel or a forgotten yoghurt discovered under a teenager's bed, but either way it's an interesting mix of pinks and blues. My scanner doesn't do it justice.

7 comments:

TattingChic said...

What a lovely bookmark. This is one of my most very favorite patterns.

Tatskool said...

Beautiful, it does look like tempered steel, what lovely soft colours.

Elisadusud said...

Hello! Your bookmark is so lovely! Bravo

snowy said...

Well, Taatingchic, when I read that I went over and searched your blog tags until I found your version(s) of this bookmark! I am always interested to look when other people have followed the same pattern...because however you look, each piece is unique. It is a great pattern to do, fairly intuitive, and very *lacy*, several people remarked on it at work.
Thank you Pamela, and merci Elisa.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Beautiful bookmark!

Monique said...

J'ai voulu le faire en jarretière, mais dessin pas clair, j'ai dû abandonner et faire un autre! Maintenant que j'ai compris ma faute, je le referai mais en bookmark!

snowy said...

Thank you Sherry, et Monique, est-ce que tu as ce livre, Tatting with Visual Patterns, je le trouve tres bien, mais c'est vrai que des fois on peut se trompé pour savoir combien de navettes, etc.