|Tatting gives wide opportunities to achieve needed character of desired onstage image.
As a basis for the lace I took a pattern by Lisa C. Trumble (link for the pattern http://www.thisntat.com/edgings/trailing_ivy.html).
I used the thickest capron thread I managed to find- “Mosnitki”. Lace shape was determined by dress design, and embroidery of the lace was aimed to suit the earrings that were bought for the dress.
|While tatting I faced the following problem – it was impossible to tie thread ends in the beginning and in the end of tatting, because the thread was very slippery and the knots came undone. And besides the knots looked very cumbrous. So in the beginning I hid thread ends under the knots using wrapping and in the end I had to sew down the ends with ordinary thread and needle.|
|The lace comes out rather volumetric, and it gives the opportunity to embroider the lace with beads, paillettes, bugle beads, and also to glue on rhinestones.|
|Onstage dress is not for everyday use and it is also not aimed for close examination, so I took the liberty to sew down big rhinestones and transparent beads with silver center with lurex. Massive rhinestones should be attached using several stitches, because their hole rims are sharp enough to disrupt lurex.|
|In general while embroidering the lace I made many knots – if during the dance a part of it hurtles together with something only a small part would come off.
Embroidery of necklace, bracelets and “wings” lock was completely made after tatting was finished. For bodice lace and dangling elements beaded shuttle thread was used.
How dangling elements were made:
I tatted using more thin thread and one shuttle. Element consists of rings and parts of thread with beads and bugle beads between the rings.
Before tatting add beads and bugle beads to the shuttle thread in desired sequence. The number of sets is one fewer than the number of rings. Tat a ring joining it to the made beforehand picot on the main lace. Move one set of beads and bugle beads to the ring basis. Tat single shuttle split ring. Repeat as many times as needed. After the last single shuttle split ring cut thread without fixing it somehow as it is hidden under the ring’s knots. Rings’ diameter should be as small as possible – to the middle of every second ring rhinestone will be glued on. I tatted 4/4 knots.
Half of rings number is embroidered with brown beads. To both sides of other rings rhinestones are attached and knots are embroidered with transparent beads with silver center.
|For keeping all these beauty I made a special handbag. Handle is made of split rings.|