It's time for another Tatting Tea Tuesday!
The Chantilly Border from last week is still in progress, but I couldn't wait to start a teapot from Tea is for Tatting by Martha Ess. Her collection of tatted teapots is a natural choice for lovers of tea† and tatting.
Quite frankly, it was difficult to decide on a pattern because every single one is adorable. The Celtic and Maltese teapots are stand outs, but I could easily tat my way through this book cover to cover. In the end I decided to start small with Tiny Round Teapot.
The tiny round teapot pattern calls for two shuttles and one color thread. Martha Ess doesn't mention winding the shuttles continuously, but I did. Here is my spout:
(Does anyone else have "I'm a Little Teapot" stuck in their head? No?! Guess it's just me.)
Even though it is a small piece, Tiny Round Teapot presents
three new techniques for me: the
folded ring, the folded split ring and the self closing mock ring.
The folded ring worked out well on the first try. Now on to the
self closing mock ring (SCMR).
More photos are coming! And
I will post a finished teapot
as tatting time permits.
Wishing you all blissful me time to create something beautiful.
See you next Tuesday for more communi-tea!
† For coffee-lovin' lacers, try this recipe for cold-brewed iced coffee.