Tuesday, October 21, 2008


After looking at the pattern a while, I decided to do this broach, or is it brooch. Hmmm, let's call it a pin. I went to my local bead store and asked for tiny pearls and bought these @ $3. a strand using 2 strands. I think it's a lovely pearl color. The thread is Altin Basak. It's from the Japanese book Tatting Lace but I couldn't find the name of the author.

It tats up in a spiral and forms 3 layers plus the center.


  • Terry,
    Absolutely lovely.. Heyyyyyyyy did you string all those beads??how many? and are they size 15? WOW!
    so many ?????? and more to come.
    you were gonna send me a pic of your flower you were making. I would love to make that pin Broach, Have to take a peek at book.Keep up the good work.

    By Blogger Nita's Goodies, at 8:19 AM  

  • Now thats nice. Really nice,


    By Blogger BoB the Bike, at 1:17 PM  

  • This turned out fabulously Terry!

    By Blogger LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter, at 2:26 AM  

  • This is lovely. Thanks for the dangle photo so we could see more clearly how it was made. I just love the pink and white combination. I have not tatted with Altin Basik, YET! I've heard so much about it and I feel myself getting "curiouser and curiouser" about it, LOL! Yes, it is spelled "brooch" and pronounced "broach". Isn't the English language fickle at times? Thank you for sharing.

    By Blogger TattingChic, at 5:19 AM  

  • I love it! The pearls look so dainty. I also like using Altin Basak thread. Will have to look that book up.

    By Blogger Barbara Gordon, at 10:44 AM  

  • Terry, the brooch is exquisite and I'm not a "pink" person!

    By Blogger NormaH, at 8:36 AM  

  • Oh...I just started this very pattern last week before I left for the cruise but ran out of time! However, I did take the book with me and tatted the other motif next to it with the long picots....do you have any idea what it is? It looks like 2 layers but I can't figure out what it is supposed to be. I actually bought the book for that pattern alone - I was intrigued by it. Looks almost like a little box of sorts.

    By Blogger Gina, at 10:10 AM  

  • Hi Terry!

    I love the brooch and the pearls look splendid! I have that book.. bought it this past spring. Love love love the patterns in it but have yet to try any.

    BC Canada

    By Blogger erLo, at 6:44 PM  

  • Oh Terry, That is so pretty. I especially like the tiny pearls. I to like AB thread; EXCEPT for the sort with the metallics in them.
    If one tats tightly, the metallic breaks and bunches up. But I like all the Atin Basak colors in the regular threads. I like OB mixed with something else for metallic.
    Now That I can accomplish an SCMR, I'll be able to tat Angelica! yea!
    hugs, Bev aka Ridgetatter

    By Blogger BJ, at 9:57 AM  

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