My first pattern!!!

Few days ago I stumbled upon a picture of crocheted collar made by Ruth Brock. There was just a picture of collar, small one at that from one of the crochet magazines. And to be perfectly honest at first it seemed to me like tatting, in the end I found out that this is actually crochet!

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Never the less the idea of adapting the pattern was so strong that I did just that in the end and this is a result (and yeah there is a mistake in first motif, I learned my lesson newer to talk on the phone when tatting):

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This is how it should look 🙂

 

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And this is the pattern:

You need ball and 1 shuttle.

(R – ring, Ch – chain, + – join, rw – revers, p – picot, sp – small picot, lp – long picot)

R1: 10 ds p 10 ds, rw

Ch: 20 ds, sp, 5 ds, sp, 5 ds, sp, 3 ds, rw

R2: 5ds, p, 5ds, p, 5ds, p, 5ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, rw

R3: 5 ds, p, 5 ds, +p (to a first ring), 5 ds, p, 5ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, rw

R4: 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, +p (to nearest small picot), 5 ds, sp, 5 ds, sp, 3 ds, rw

R5: 5 ds, +p (to a second picot of R4), 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, rw

R6: 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, rw

R7: 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, +p (to nearest small picot), 5 ds +p (to nearest small picot), 5ds, sp, 3 ds, rw

R8: 5 ds, +p (to first picot of R7), 5ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, rw

R9: 5 ds, p, 5 ds, lp, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, rw

R10: 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, +p (to nearest small picot), 5 ds +p (to nearest small picot), 5 ds +p (to nearest small picot), 20 ds, rw

R11: 10 ds, +p (to second picot of R9), 10 ds, rw

Ch: 20 ds, sp, 5 ds, sp, 5 ds, sp, 3 ds, rw

R12: 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, rw

R13: 5 ds, p, 5 ds, +p (to second picot of R9), 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, rw

R14: 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p , 5 ds, p, 5ds, rw

Ch: 3 ds, +p (to nearest small picot), 5 ds, sp, 5 ds, sp, 3 ds, rw

From this point pattern goes the same as previously made from R3.

I do hope that I did manage to write pattern correctly, this is my first time I’m writing pattern on my own.

Well I always did find easier to make tatting out of diagram pattern than written one so this might help you (in deciphering my written pattern).

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I hope that you enjoy in this pattern.

P. S. : If someone knows the lady which pattern I adjusted I’m asking you to leave me her mail address so I can contact her. Thank you! 🙂

Happy Tatting!!!

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Japanizam 2014 – summary

I promised and now is time to live up to my promise. Small warning – this will be a loooooooooooong text, I have to write about remaining 3 days of Japanizam convention 2014.  🙂

After the first day which I was writing about in previous text Japanizam 2014 – day 1, , I have to say one big THANK YOU to my Mila for lending me her skirt so I didn’t have to sit in my wet clothes the first day <3.

THE second day

The second day begun with me chasing a new pair of shoes. Someone at the bus stepped on the sole of my sandal and managed to rip it off. Well I have to rant a bit, I had a mini cosplay costume on and in 7 out of 10 stores I walked in sales person just ignored me, and only after I somehow managed to find new shoes and reached the Youth Center with a minimum delay – crowd was already there.

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Second day was bit slower for us in Artist Alley but not too much. Nevertheless I did manage to take pictures of participants. And it was so many familiar faces there beside me (ofc 😀 )

Sulless Art Jewelery

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Gunpla Srbija

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Cajkin kovčežić s blagom

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Mila do Tokija

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Tanja Nikolić

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Villena Viscaria i Sardonyx Lace

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Teodora Novak

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Kaleidoskop Ceca

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Motor T Shirts

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Shidoosha

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BETA-goth jewelry

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Kreativno nakit

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Tsubaki

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Jelena Čarnaus i Lana Ristić

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Pumpkin Workshop

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Dunja Dimić

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Manga radionicaDelusor cosplay i Mistiqarts

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Miyu Mania

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Dora Somova

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Festina Lente

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Kokoro

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Sakura Shop

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I drugi:

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And I managed to catch some OriSor moments ( #followingBorivojeIRL #followingOriSorinreallife  #OriSor  #AOT) 🙂

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I did grab an 1h of free time to wist one lecture held by Juićiro Omori-san about Modern Japanese music

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By the end of day 2 I had no nekomimi hairbands and neko chokers left, so my concerns were turned towards attempt to make some more of those which was hard considering the fact that I had only 3 more hairbands and 5 more bells left home.

Day 3 was slow, slow with sale, which wasn’t such a bad thing for me. I  managed to take snapshots of some people in cosplay, mostly our guests from Hungary and Bulgaria

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And some of our cosplayers as well

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And YES!!! I did manage to have two things that made me really happy! I finally bought corset, once again THANK YOU Villena! And I have some pictures with Nazgul (one of cosplayers from Hungary)

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A friend of mine, journalist was with us on a third day, she has a photo gallery of cosplayers and my recommendation is to take a pic at it HERE 😉

Day4, most expected day of convention, COSPLAY DAY!!! And I was dead tired, but I managed to stay awake and present most of the day, unfortunately not long enough to see cosplay competition 😥 . I did snap pictures of some cosplayers tho:

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For pictures from competition I suggest this page (they will put pictures soon) Konvencija Japanizam 2014.

As I said before, I was stuck at my post on Artist Alley and I missed so much from lectures to shows, but from what I heard everything was more than fantastic, people had only best comments.

While I was dragging myself on a way home, half a sleep and sad because I’m missing best part of the day I did manage to take few snapshots of plato in front of Youth center.

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Well, that’s it. I hope I’ll see you next year ^_^

 

Tick tock the clock is ticking T-4

It is finally time for me to stop being so lazy and update my blog.  Reason? By definition I shouldn’t have any special reason but around this time of year there is one, BIG one.

Ti’s only 4 days left until beginning of Japanizam in organization of NGO Sakurabana, and as you all know I participate every year in Artist alley part.

Now I have to be honest, I wasn’t all that lazy, preparations for  Artist Alley takes time, lots of it. And this year I had focus on special treat (pictures below will tell all)

IMG_20140624_002744Lol, not that one! This ones 🙂

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And yes he is my little helper, my inspiration and he is a reason why my neko necklaces and nekomimi hairbands are not suitable for people allergic to cats :(.

Since my focus was on crocheting I didn’t do much of a tatting lately, but that doesn’t mean that I won’t have any of tatted lace on display.  In fact , I plan to give huge discount on all tatted items since I plan to make space for new collections.

So, this year all tatted items will be on 50 – 70% discount!

(I have to emphasize that most of these are not my designs and when I found time to post them on my FB Page  in description you’ll be able to see  names of a designers with proper credits)

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Well, that’s it, for today. Tomorrow I’ll tell you more about plans for this years Japanizam program, and maybe some of creative mess (mostly just mess – LOL )   that is my working environment.

See ya all in FOUR DAYS!!!

Tatting on the go

Last month or so I was more absent from the home than I was in a long time. Yes, my work do include some field from time to time but his was like a roller-coaster ride.

First I had private trip to Vienna.  I had a great time strolling trough the hobby shops. Even if my original idea was to loot some tatting books I had to face the fact that tatting or Occhi (Shiffchen) is not so popular in Vienna, and books are impossible to be found.

Ok, so they don’t have books, but everything else is available in most hobby stores, so I satisfied myself with some new shuttles, tools and yarns.

My friend and I even manage to find filet (netting) set – a new skill to be learned soon 🙂

One thing tho, the price of yarns are high (almost doubled than they are here in Belgrade) and I bought just the colors or brand that are hard or impossible to find here.

Well, not all shopping was amusing! In one small shop, that I really liked in the beginning I had misfortune to choose 4 balls of tread, I paid for them, but when I got home and open the bag they packed me only one ball of tread. And of course, they didn’t want to discuss possibility of their mistake  so in the end I ended up short for money I paid. Even now I’m not so much sorry for “stolen” money but rather for colors of tread. Needless to say that was shop which had most of tatting tools and even bobbing lace course (at first I was thinking to pay for few classes, but after that I just didn’t go back there).

But even that couldn’t stop me from enjoying my visit. I had my tatting with me and I did tat in the bus on my way to Vienna and back, on my friends terrace, … whenever I had a chance.

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I did some crocheting as well and made 2 hairbands with Kitty ears for my friend’s daughters.

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I spent 7 wonderful days in Vienna and got back home for long enough to re-pack my things and head straight on business trip to Podgorica (Monte Negro).

My tatting traveled with me once again. This time I was working on Dragon for my friend’s younger daughter. Pattern of choice was Minor Norwegian Dragon by Anne Bruvold 

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Well, tatting on the go has some drawbacks too. Mistakes are much more easier to happen if you are in bus or coffee shop than if you are at home. I’m not excluded from this rule and I did had few of those…

On my way to Vienna I was talking to a lady in bus, explaining her about tatting and forgot to pay attention to my work in hands – result was this

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With a dragon I messed up second wing, but unlike some easier solved mistakes (where I can cut off mistake and just re-tat) I had to an-tat the whole wing and do it all over again (I was working with yarn I can’t buy in Serbia and running low on it!).

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Just a quick note for all who asked me before – mistakes are part of creative process, and I do like to show them as well. In the end it all comes to this: the end product is what really matters 😉

  Well, all’s well that end’s well! Dragon for a little lady is done and now I’ll start to work on ladybugs for her sister ^_^

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Soon I’ll have some update on progress of Renulek’s  Spring Doily. Until then happy tatting!!!

Renulek’s 2014 Spring Doily – first times, complicating a life and some other things that make me smile :)

For a long time I didn’t had any entries to this blog, real life caught up with me big time – and in a good way too ^_^

Past couple of months I was lucky – I had chance to experience some thing for the first time in my life. Best of them is that my bf moved in and now we live together.

Sometime before end of 2013. I joined No Hate speech on the internet movement and had a chance to work with junior school kids with special needs. My heart was filled with joy and warmth for those brave and creative young people.

And last but not least “first time” is about tatting!

I joined tat-a-long project on InTatters forum. Project “Renulek’s 2014 Spring Doily” began on Renulek’s blog. And this is officially my first time that I tat doily!!! Now, I have confession to make – I love, love, love doily’s!!! Mostly people around me make fun of that (making jokes that I’m gonna put them on a top of TV or my PC monitor) which is a reason for me to avoid making them until now.

Well, I gathered my courage,  I clenched my teeth and dove in to this project with great enjoyment! So far I finished 3 rounds

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At this point my complicating of life started :D. I wanted to do round 4 with all rings in blue and all chains in beige so I tried something new – tatting with 2 shuttles and a ball.

In my first attempt I realized that I have to  “tie up” shuttles somehow when I’m doing chains – if they are not tied they “run” >_<, and finally I came up with this solution

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Bit uncomfortable for work , slowed me down considerably but I got desired effect. Or so I thought!!!  My chains where bulky, much ticker than the rest of my work and they literally “killed” lacy look of my doily 😦

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I’ll continue to write about my progress as much as my job permits (I can tat in a bus, plane or during small breaks but writing on the blog demands a bit more time).

And thing that makes me smile is  my soon to be born niece <3. I want to make for her pair of tatted baby booties and tatted baby bonnet as well as few crocheted baby booties.

Next week I plan a small break, to “recharge my batteries” before I start to realize all I plan to do and have to do kicks in with full strength and visit my best friend in Vienna.

In conclusion, this spring  will be busy, busy,  busy for me between my “together life”, my work and my tatting/crocheting – and I’m looking forward to it with all my heart!

I hope that all of you have at least as many reasons (if not even more) to smile this spring .

Happy life and happy tatting!

T -1 Japanizam 2013 – TOMORROW!!!

Evening before the big day. 

Japanizam 2013 starts tomorrow!!!

After all running in circles, panicky preparations and last minute tatting I’m finally peaceful. Everything is packed and ready to be displayed.

I had to make some decisions, so I decided to put some some older peaces to a huge discount. Reason? Simply, I need space for new ones. So here are some old things that will be on that discount:

(only the white and black is left)

And, of course, a ton of new necklaces, chokers, bracelets and earrings all tatted. I will not post their pictures now … they are suprise! 😉

Well, one thing is not so much surprise as something that is available ONLY on JAPANIZAM’s Artist Alley – my NEKO NECKLACES! This year I have 17 of them and some are already reserved… ^_^

This year tho I gave myself a mission  – every evening, when I return from Japanizam I will write a blog entry to summarise   my impressions.

So, be alert and read about it.

I just can’t wait for tomorrow!!!

I’m so excited!

Countdown

There is only 14 more days before Japanizam 2013.

Now, Japanizam was a festival that is held every year by NGO Sakurabana, but starting from this year Japanizam is convention!!! 

And every year there is a Artist Alley. This year as well I’ll be participating in Artist Ally. So in this moment I do fell … like day is to short for all the work is left to be done.

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Some works are still in progress

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Some works are still just on my “To make” list and waiting their turn. Some are already done.

And this year I’ll be presenting more of my tatted works!!! Like those…

This is just a small preview of many selected items that will be available on Sulless Art Jewelery spot.

So see you there 🙂