Thursday, July 22, 2010
Love This Book, Love This Pattern
As a grown lady, Miss Rumphius does indeed travel and after hurting her back riding a camel decides it is time to make her home by the sea. But finding a way to "make the world more beautiful" proves to be the hardest promise to keep. However, the Lupine Lady, as Miss Rumphius comes to be called, will do just that...
MISS RUMPHIUS, by Barbara Cooney, is one of my FAVORITE children's books. It's a sweet, simple story and is BEAUTIFULLY illustrated.
To make this edging called Lupins from Mary Konior's book, Tatting With Visual Patterns, I needed to learn roll tatting. There are some simplified instructions on roll tatting on the same page as the Lupins pattern, as well as tutorials on the web. After the fact, I also found roll tatting addressed in The Complete Book of Tatting by Rebecca Jones.
For me, roll tatting was a little tedious in the beginning and I wasn't at all impressed with my first efforts. It's "rolling" right along now, so I decided to put together a "how to" of my own so I will be able to remember what worked for me as it isn't an element I typically see being used in tatting patterns and it may be a while before I try it again.
This is how I roll...