Blue Butterfly Tatted Collage by Dagmar Pezzuto

Blue Butterfly Tatted Collage by Dagmar Pezzuto
Recently the Online Tatting Class has been studying picots and during a search for examples to use in class, a lovely collage of crocheted flower was spotted. Of course, a challenge was issued to create a collage using tatted motifs. And this lovely piece is the result.

Blue Butterfly Tatted Collage by Dagmar Pezzuto ©2016

Blue Butterfly Tatted Collage by Dagmar Pezzuto ©2016

This butterfly is a collage of tatting which each tatter may create, arrange and sew down in their own designs. It was inspired by a challenge in the Online Tatting Class.
ABBREVIATIONS
DS = double stitch
R = ring
CH = chain
CL = cluny
+ = join
- = picot
-- = long picot
Clr = close ring
MP = Mock picot
CTM = continuous thread method (2 shuttles)
Threads = several colors
Beads and buttons for accents

HOW TO ASSEMBLE THE BUTTERFLY
1 - Make a butterfly outline using felt or other fabric.
Blue Butterfly Tatted Collage by Dagmar Pezzuto ©2016 outline

2 - Make enough flowers to outline the wings, leaving the center of the wings open.
3 - Glue or sew all the flowers, overlapping some to the contours of the wings.
4 - Fill in the empty space with flowers. Use a bead or button to the center of the flower.

Suggested tatted flowers. Only #5 needs more than one tatting shuttle or needle.
Blue Butterfly Tatted Collage by Dagmar Pezzuto ©2016 flower 1

FLOWER 1
R1 = 4DS – 12DS – 4DS. Clr
R2 = 4DS + ( R1) 12DS – 4DS. Clr.
Repeat 5x. Place a button or bead in the center of the flower.

Blue Butterfly Tatted Collage by Dagmar Pezzuto ©2016 flower

FLOWER 2
R1 = 5DS – 4DS – 1DS -– 1DS – 4DS – 5DS. Clr.
R2 = 5DS +(R1) 4DS – 1DS ---1DS – 4DS – 5DS. Clr.
Repeat 5x. Place a button or bead in the center of the flower.

Blue Butterfly Tatted Collage by Dagmar Pezzuto ©2016 flower 3

FLOWER 3
ROUND 1
R1 = 4DS – 4DS – 4DS – 4DS. Clr.
R2 = 4DS +(R1) 4DS – 4DS – 4DS. Clr.
R3 = 4DS +(R2) 4DS – 4DS – 4DS. Clr.
R4 = 4DS +(R3) 4DS – 4DS +(R1) 4DS. Clr.

ROUND 2
R1 = 12DS – 12DS. Clr.
R2 = 12DS – 12DS. Clr.
R3 = 12DS – 12DS. Clr.
R4 = 12DS – 12DS. Clr.
R5 = 12DS – 12DS. Clr.

ROUND 3
Repeat round 2. Place a button or bead in the center of the flower.

Blue Butterfly Tatted Collage by Dagmar Pezzuto ©2016 flower 4

FLOWER 4
R1 = 6DS – 2DS - 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 2DS – 6DS. Clr.
R2 = 6DS +(R1) 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 2DS - 6DS .Clr.
R3 = 6DS +(R2) 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 2DS - 6DS .Clr.
R4 = 6DS +(R3) 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 2DS - 6DS .Clr.
R5 = 6DS +(R4) 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS - 2DS +(R1) 6DS. Clr.
Place a button or bead in the center of the flower.

Blue Butterfly Tatted Collage by Dagmar Pezzuto ©2016 flower 5

FLOWER 5
2 Shuttles or one shuttle/needle and thread ball are required
Wind shuttles CTM
R1 = 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS. Clr. MP.
CH1 = 1 (- 1) x10, 1 (Makes 10 picots) Tat a cluny petal.
CL 1 = 16 passes + ( 1º picot)
Repeat 7x
R2 = 20 DS. Clr. Overlap on R1 and join with a button or bead.

Blue Butterfly Tatted Collage by Dagmar Pezzuto ©2016 flower 6

FLOWER 6
ROUND 1
R1 = 4DS – 8DS – 4DS. Clr
R2 = 5DS – 10DS – 5DS. Clr
R3 = 6DS – 12DS – 6DS. Clr
R4 = 7DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 7DS. Clr

ROUND 2
R1 = 4DS +( R1 1º ROUND) 8DS – 4DS. Clr
R2 = 5DS +( R2 1º ROUND) 10DS – 5DS. Clr
R3 = 6DS +( R3 1º ROUND) 12DS – 6DS. Clr
R4 = 7DS +(R4 1º ROUND) 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 1DS – 7DS. Clr
Repeat to form 5 petals, or as you like.
Place a button or bead in the center of the flower
Arrange the flowers on the background, filling in the gaps.
Update May 26, 2016, Anita reports3 more books found:
Damernas Bok (Ladies Book) from 1879
Beyers Enkla Frivolitetsspetsar (Simple Tatted Lace Edgings) from 1925
And one that I have been looking for a long time: Beyers Schiffchen-Arbeiten Heft II in Swedish translation from approx 1925.


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