Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hemp Tatted Flowers

Still practicing my tatting! 
A very simple, double stitch with picots makes a pretty little flower. 
Here,  I am using "hemp beading thread." 


I think I will use these for embellishments, or maybe to create a piece of jewelry, what do you think? 


Here are some of my favorite natural looking beads that might work with my flowers. 



The hemp is actually not the best thread to use for a large tatting project.   For a beginner like myself,  it's better to use a larger, thread made for tatting.  I just couldn't help myself with wanting to use the hemp so I was thrilled to at least make a few of these little flowers with it.  


The hemp and natural stone have always been my favorite combination. 


Now that I have these little flowers down, maybe I'll go back to using the real tatting thread and learn to make one of those bigger tatting pieces. 

Hope your weekend is a happy one! 

Becca 

29 comments:

millefeuilles said...

Hello, I LOVE your flowers; I am particularly sensitive to blue and natural tones right now.

Beautiful.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

These are spectacular Becca, when you start something, you go for it. The hemp has a sweet roughness to it thst makes the flowers charming. xox Corrine

Kalyan said...

Simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

T's Daily Treasures said...

The flowers look great. Looks like you are getting the hang of tatting with only a bit of direction. Love your she art collages too. Have a great day. Tammy

Sarah Knight said...

Looks very cool : )

TexWisGirl said...

they're cute.

Snappy Di said...

Oh, Becca... I like the use of the hemp thread. They are so earthy looking. :-))

andrea creates said...

they certainly look great together!
i think the hemp has a surprisingly soft fuzzy look in the photos~they'd make great embellishments too :)

Netty said...

These are wonderful and love the great natural colours. x

Diane said...

I never thought you could tat with hemp--wonderful--I can see these in a necklace.

lilylovekin said...

Love the natural hemp with your beads, it looks so earthy. I like bling and know it is popular now, but my heart belongs to the earth and what is natural-I love your work. Have a good day.

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

I love the flowers Becca! they would go in my fabric journal so well. I wonder if I can teach myself to make them.... Especially love the natural beads with them. It would be the only thing that works in my mind.

Blessings!
;-) Debi

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Good Luck with the Smaller Threads!! This is almost a lost art. The Hemp Flowers are adorable. I'd say mission accomplished. My DH aunt is 98 and still Tatting with Tiny Threads. I can't even figure out what she's doing by watching and I crochet.

Linda R. said...

I just love those little flowers.. Looks like you had a lot of fun making them.. So many things you can do with them..

Hugs, Linda

Tracy said...

LOVE the hemp... and they pair so beautifully with the turquoise chips--I can see a necklace of flowers & chips...mmm... ;o) Happy Days, Becca ((HUGS))

Rosie said...

Becca, these are so beautiful! They make really wonderful embellishments and look so good as decoration!

lisa said...

These are wonderful Becca!!
I love the one with the beads in the middle.
Just beautiful!

justine said...

these are lovely, they look so delicate and something I could never do as I am not patient but you have made them all look wonderful!

Linda said...

I love these, Becca...such a natural feeling! Very original and creative!

Lorraine said...

beautiful flowers that look especially nice with the stones..very earthy looking. LIke the guitar music too

gail said...

Love these!!!! They have so many possibilities....and I love them withthe beads. Great job!
gail

Bengts fotoblogg said...

Lovely flowers, great photos.

Pamela said...

love the hemp with the turquoise Becca!!! These are so beautiful!!!

Love this song Linus and Lucy too! Where do you find this cool music???

Catherine said...

These flowers are so cute Becca. I think they would look good anywhere! xo Catherine

ELK said...

you just bloom so creatively ..a really special artistry here today

Halle said...

Love the flowers! Even prettier with the turquoise centers.

Lynn Stevens said...

those flowers are just darling!
hugs Lynn

GardenofDaisies said...

I wish there was a place to put "like" next to photos on a blog. Beautiful!

Linda said...

Love these! (And you displayed them beautifully)