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Monday, November 10, 2014

A Poppy For Pappy


A Poppy for Pappy


For my grandfather who lost his life in the second world war. Thank you, young men and women who left their cosy homes and lost their lives on a cold , distant shore, in a foreign country. What a sacrifice they made!
Thank you soldiers from all over the world, who came to fight for us.
World Peace!




In my family, Remembrance poppy’s are being worn out. This is due to the fact that my father, a war orphan, is very interested in the history of both world wars. He wears his poppy all year round. The paper poppy’s that my sister brings with her from the UK, are not very strong.

Which is why a tatted poppy comes in handy! I used  Jon’s pattern as a basis to design petals, then, I tatted another and larger one, and a long, green leaf.



I attached the 3 parts with the threads that are still hanging on the leaf. First the leaf, then the sepals then the petals, then a black button. The leaf may need some stiffening, the flowers are fine. A safety pin finishes off the brooch.



I am following the tutorial on how to design tatting with Inkscape on Robin Perfetti’s blog. I’ll try to post a pattern asap. Bear with me please!


Shuttle made by Banyek

16 comments:

  1. How wonderful to see your tatting for this first time and to honor Veterans Day too! Your pictures are great and clear and this is exciting love your poppy, I was just working on one from muskanns blog and it will be very fun to try yours when you get a pattern worked up! Congratulations on your new blog!

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  2. Welcome to blogging. When I get out of bed I'll add yours to my list that I follow. Great idea for the poppy too.

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  3. Ah, that poppy will be wonderful for your dad to wear all the time! I love the shuttle with a poppy on it, so pretty.

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  4. Thank you so much for your comments, dear tatters, you are my fairy Godmothers!

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  5. That is a very nice poppy, Tally. I do look forward to getting the pattern. I would treasure it, so much. What a nice thing to do for your grandfather.

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  6. Thank you, Batty Tatter. If I can't draw this on my computer ,despite Robin's good teaching, I will draw it by hand before the end of next week.

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  7. Beautiful poppy, Tally !
    And congratulations on your first post. An apt topic to start off.
    Looking forward to your pattern :-)

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    1. Thank you, Muskaan. I hope you will 'see' something in that pattern, because it is very simple! :))

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    1. Thank you,sis. Hope you wil take up your tatting again one day!

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  9. Thank you Tally for your blog! Beautiful tatting!

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    1. Thank you , Ninetta, you are and will Always remain the first person who make the first comment on my blog.(in April of this year,). I will never forget that. I closed my blog then, because I did not lik it. This version is better . All credit goes to Philippe, my ICT man.
      But, in the case that I will get the impression: "nice blog, sorry for the tatting", I will remove the art. The blog is and will remain a push for me to tat and try to learn new techniques.

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  10. I'm interested in the pattern, as well. My whole family in Canada is either veteran or retired military and can't think of a better way to commemorate Remembrance Day than with something handmade. This is lovely.

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