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Rachel Colvin Jackson, Needle Tatting Artist & Designer

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No More FREE Patterns

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (15)

Due to certain recent events,

 I WILL NO LONGER OFFER FREE TATTING PATTERNS ON MY BLOG OR WEBSITE!!! 


For many years, I have done all I could to freely share my love of tatting with as many folks as possible.  I do, however, have a line that no one is allowed to cross.  Copying my FREE patterns, putting them together with a staple and selling them is NOT acceptable.  Carefully editing images of my work to remove the watermark/copyright mark then selling the images as your own work will NOT be tolerated.  The offenders have been dealt with but I am still exceedingly upset.


In the future I will make available patterns that can be downloaded for a fee, but the days of sharing even the bare bone foundations of my work are at an end.  The aforementioned patterns will only be available from either my Atelier website of a possible future Etsy store.  It is with deep regret that I take these steps, but they are necessary to protect my work.  Especially my OOAK (one-of-a-kind) pieces, which are to be the primary focus of my current and future tatting endeavours.


Thank you for understanding.



Back to the Atelier

Posted on August 10, 2014 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Good afternoon, dear readers!

This coming Friday our daughter will officially be a college girl as she moves onto campus.  After getting her situated, I will be heading back to the Atelier to work on a new OOAK (one of a kind) collection that has been bouncing around in my head for the past few months.  What is the theme of this new endeavor?  I am tentatively calling it the "Ethereal Collection".


For a look into what is inspiring me with this new collection, click on the following link to see my Pinterest "Ethereal" board:

http://www.pinterest.com/pineywoodstatr/ethereal-collection-inspiration/

As you can tell, I love dew kissed dandelions, spiderwebs, and flowers.  Misty nature scenes are also some of the images that are calling to me.  If any of you would like, please send me any other pins you think may be of interest to my design process.  Many thanks in advance!


Well, I am off to the Atelier to go through the thread and bead cabinets to inventory and gather supplies.  I need to check my vintage goody boxes to see if anything will do for this collection.  Surely an antiquing jaunt is in the near future!


Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for your patience as I have spent much needed time with our daughter over the summer.  I will soon be back to tatting away and sharing on my blog.  Until then~

Happy Tatting!



Amalie Earrings FREE Pattern

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (14)

Good evening, dear readers!

At long last, here is my new FREE needle tatted earring pattern "Amalie":


This design is tatted with size 8 tatting needle using size 8  Valdani pearl cotton in M24 "Water Reflections" and is accented with 3mm and 4mm Light Turquoise Swarovski bicones, a 6mm Swarovski chaton and Delica seed beads.

You begin with an ICR foundation:

String 4 sets of 1seed bead, 3mm Swarovski bicone, 1 seed bead then tat the following counts:

ICR 13 very sm- 3 - (with seed bead, Swarovski, seed bead) 3 very sm- 13 CL

ICR 9 very sm- 3 - (with seed bead, Swarovski, seed bead) 3 very sm- 9 CL

ICR 13 very sm- 3 - (with seed bead, Swarovski, seed bead) 3 very sm- 13 CL

ICR 9 very sm- 3 - (with seed bead, Swarovski, seed bead) 3 very sm- 9 CL

Pull both thread ends to front of foundation.  You will use these ends to attach the chaton when the last round is complete.

The next step goes like this:

String beads onto thread in this particular order 3 sets of seed bead, 4 mm Swarovski, seed bead followed with 6 more seed beads then one more set of seed bead, 4 mm Swarovski, seed bead.

Run needle through/join at very small - on right side of bead set of 4th ICR, pick up seed bead

CH 6 - (with seed bead, Swarovski, seed beads) 6 CL + to next very small -, pick up seed bead

CH 6 - (with 6 seed beads) 6 CL + to next very small -, pick up seed bead

CH 6 - (with seed bead, Swarovski, seed bead) 6 CL + to next very small -, pick up seed bead

CH 6 followed by 3 graduated picots (sm, med, sm) 6 CL + to next very small -, pick up seed bead

CH 6 - (with seed bead, Swarovski, seed bead) 6 CL + to next very small -, pick up seed bead

CH 6 followed by 5 graduated picots (sm, med, lg, med, sm) 6 CL + to next very small -, pick up seed bead

CH 6 - (with seed bead, Swarovski, seed bead) 6 CL + to next very small -, pick up seed bead

CH 6 followed by 3 graduated picots (sm, med, sm) 6 CL + to beginning of round.  Tie & cut, hide ends,

Now, use the ends at the front of the motif to afix the Swarovski chaton.  Add the earwire of your choice to the - with 6 seed beads & voila!

Hope you enjoy!

This is the pendant I tatted to go with the earrings:

Remember, if you want to get your own Valdani thread, simply go to http://www.valdani.com.

They have oodles of wonderful pearls cottons and luxury pearl silks (my personal favorite thread).

Well, it has been a very long day and I am worn out.  It is time for me to relax and unwind.  Hope you enjoy the pattern & until next time~

Happy Tatting!







Happy International Tatting Day

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (7)

Happy International Tatting Day!!!

I have been very busy in the Piney Woods.  Unfortunately, I've not had much time to devote to transferring patterns and such to the new sites.  Our homeschool schedule is the busiest it has ever been.  This is Jocelin's senior year, so you can imagine how packed our schedules are!  Graduation is in May and then PREP (college orientation) at ULM for her and us.  Please know that I will eventually get everything up and running.  I need your patience just a bit longer.


Here is a sneak peek at a one of a kind necklace I'm working on.  It features size 8 Valdani Pearl Cotton in P4 and is accented with antique lavender colored freshwater pearls and champagne Czech seed beads:

Later this afternoon, I plan to take Rosie Fey to the park for a walk.  Afterwards I'll find a nice spot to sit, tat & enjoy International Tatting Day.  What are you doing, dear readers, to celebrate Tatting Day?

Well, I must get back to work on the necklace.  I've had a good idea for the next round but need to finish the one I'm currently tatting.  May you have a wonderful day & until the next time I can post~

Happy Tatting!



Working on the New Blog

Posted on February 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (4)

Good evening, dear readers!

I am in the process of switching blog platforms.  Over the next few months, I plan to transfer all the free tatting patterns over to this site and arrange them in a more orderly fashion.  This will be A LOT of work, so please be patient.  Eventually everything concerning my blog and free patterns will be found under the pineywoodstatter.com site.  I'll get the "webs" stuff off soon as I already own the pineywoodstatter domain.

There will be new tatting patterns posted shortly featuring fabulous Valdani threads.

Until I can get everything working to my satisfaction~

Happy Tatting!


Christmas in July ICR Patterns

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Merry Christmas in July!

In the midst of preparing for our daughter to leave for college, my tatting needles have been VERY busy.  For the most part, I have been occupied designing/making one-of-a-kind couture tatted pieces, but recently took a break to tat up a few ICR motifs for Christmas.  These simple motifs can be used in a variety of ways; earrings, ornaments, gift toppers, hairpin/clip accents, pendants, brooches, linked together for a garland or necklace, etc.

After referring to my old design journals, I have dated back my use of the following patterns to 1993!  WOW!  I've been using ICR foundations for quite a while.  This remains one of my favorite foundations/motifs to tat.   The threads I have used in the below images are Valdani Luxury Pearl Silks in colors S49, S39, and S775.  With a size 8 tatting needle, tat the following counts for each motif:


The above motif is tatted using Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk in S49.

ICR of 5 using these counts: 11 followed by 7 graduated picots (very small, small, medium, large, medium, small, very small) 11 CL.


The above motif is tatted using Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk in S39.

ICR of 5 using these counts:  9 followed by 5 graduated picots (small, medium, large, medium, small) 9 CL.


The above motif is tatted using Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk in S775.

ICR of 5 using these counts:  7 followed by 3 graduated picots (small, medium, small) 7 CL.

Please note:  if you need help NEEDLE tatting ICRs, please refer to my previous post on the old blog http://pineywoodstatter.blogspot.com/2011/11/interlocking-chain-rings.html

To those who have requested more ICR motifs, I plan to post more motifs with various numbers of ICRs featuring a variety of counts.  I will also get the instructions for needle tatting ICRs up on this blog at my earliest convenience.  Many thanks for your patience!

Well, I have a bridal hair piece to finish and get in the post.  Enjoy the easy ICR patterns on this post & until the next time~

Happy Tatting!

 








 





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