Sunday, April 20, 2008

Kirigami Spider Web and Motif No. 5/25

I haven't talked much about my boy so far. Well, he is in the gifted programme, Primary 5 this year. Heavy school work, difficult is the word, but well, I'm not going to dwell on his school work. Ivan is full of ideas, he creates his own little games and puzzles to play with his sisters. Last week, he cut this big kirigami piece, it's like about 4 pieces of A3 size - a spider web with spiders on the edge. When I took the photo, 1 of the centre piece is missing.

I am still struggling with the 1st of the 3 animals I intend to tat this month. It's almost there, but I still thinking how to tat the last part. Had to take a little break and was doodling, I took whatever thread I have and intended to tat it into a heart. It ended up looking more like an apple, so the leaf was added. I was quite tired when I did the cluny leaf, it looked quite messy. I finished off the stem with a ring, intending to add a thin ribbon or a cord if it is to be used as a bookmark. So, this is an accidental small motif for the challenge - Motif No. 5/25 Apple, made up of 2 butterflies and a flower with cluny leaf and pearl-tatted stem:

9 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I'm not sure I could make a spider web like your son's. It's very cool! I love the apple, even if it's not exactly what you want, it sure is a terrific start!

Elizabeth said...

The apple is really neat. It's great when an "accident" turns out so well - nicely done! :-)

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

This is very cute!

TattingChic said...

Oh, my gosh that apple is so cool! You are a veritable tatting genius. I'm still waiting for that "Periwinkles" pattern...and then, THE BOOK!

Linda S Davies said...

What a great "mistake"! Very pretty.

yarnplayer said...

This apple is so cute! All your tatted things are very clever.

Shay said...

Clever!

singtatter said...

Thanks, everyone!

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Oh how neat!!! I LOVE the way your apple turned out!!! I think too the leaf makes it look perfect, being the way it is!!! Great job tatting Singtatter!!!