Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pumpkin in rope

I normally do not decorate specifically for Halloween. I’m usually way too busy with all things musical. All Saints Vesper is one of my favorite services to sing. The closure of remembering those who have passed away in the last year also feeds my soul. So, the ever present cobwebs and such is usually all that I bother with for Halloween decorations.


This year, I found some orange cord in the camping gear box. Just about that time, someone mentioned tatting with rope. Well, I was inspired to work out this decoration for our front door.

The pattern is Tatted Celtic Knot Pumpkin by  Rozella Linden.

Personally, I think I need something a bit larger for the door; it’s that massive a door. Maybe like a wreath pattern in brown cord with some harvest theme tatting fastened on. 


6 comments:

  1. Nice pumpkin, how difficult was it tatting with the cord.

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    1. Easier than the rayon thread. No really! I chose to measure out 50", leaving it CTM connected, and then just used the end of that to finger tat the DS. I used about 28' total for this one pumpkin. I suppose if you really tried hard you could wind the core section onto a weaving shuttle, but I have small hands ;) and couldn't even keep the "ball" thread straight without weighting it with a binder clip. Thank you Joan Near for that very cool tip!

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  2. Dear me, you really meant rope when you said rope ! Size 10 seems rough and large to me - can't imagine a rope !
    Nice work, though :-)))) Like the way you added the mouth & eyes

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    1. The rope reminded me of parachute cord. Very smooth, yet took the knots. Nice to work with,

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  3. Another suggestion, Spiders, web, but my favorite halloween tatting is Tat-Man cat sans broom. LINK

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