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~