I tatted both of these seahorses from Jane's pattern. The pattern calls for size 20 thread but I tatted the ecru first in the size 30 I've been using so I had to tat the colored on in size 30 also to make a fair comparison. I didn't particularly care for it in terms of tatting but it came out ok. It took me slightly less than an hour to tat at home. Kaye plans to put the pattern in another book and may possibly teach it in the coming year.The ecru one has a size 11/0 bead for the eye and the other one has a size 6/0 bead for the eye. Neither are tatted exactly to the pattern since I want to dye the ecru one and beads will be added later when used for embellishment. Totally unplanned and unaware of my search for the perfect oak leaf, Kaye Judt designed one! There are various types of oak trees and the leaves and nuts are a bit different on each. Clover Bookmark - Create your tatted clover bookmark with our free pattern! Materials: Two tatting Shuttles, 1.33 mm hook, Size 10 Red thread.Those brown beads in the middle are size 11/0 seed beads, the ones you see most commonly sold and used. The blue ones to the right of the brown ones are size 10/0 and you'll see them quite often right alongside the size 11/0,again a size commonly sold and used.The purple/pink ones to the far right are known as micro beads at the store I bought them from. These work with the fine tatting threads in sizes 70, 80 and smaller.
If you are adding the beads as you tat, it's almost impossible to find a hook that is fine enough to pick them up.They are decidedly bigger and often look clunky on fine threads.These are best paired with size 10 or bigger threads. Marilee (Yarnplayer) has some wonderful designs with larger beads strategically placed and they make a nice balance.Direct Links to Patterns Antique Rosette Interpreted April Mystery Square Motif Beaded Purl Tatted Hatband Beginner's Beaded Blossom Brooch Bloomin' Shamrocks Bunny Edging French Sage Card Tutorial Gingerbread Boy Hairpin Lace Fans Lucky Seven Shamrocks Maus's Christmas Tree Narcissus Ric Rac Motif #3 Round Ric Rac Motif #4 Round Ric Rac Rose #5 Motif Ric Rac Motif Square Seashell Southwest Butterfly Spiral Bookmark Triangle Gift Bag -Sewing Vintage Curtain Pulls Vintage Square Medallion Plate III Figure 15 Medallion Plate III Figure 16 Medallion Plate III Figure 17 Medallion Plate III Figure 18 Medallion Plate III Figure 19 Medallion Plate III Figure 20 Medallion Plate III Figure 21 Medallion French Translations Spiral Bookmark in French Beginner's Beaded Blossom Brooch Netted Heart Part 1 Netted Heart part 2 Techniques in PDF When to Avoid Twisted Picot Layered or Ruffled Picots Cord Chain Link Cord Purl Chain Cord Split Ring - 4 shuttles Cord Split Ring Woven You Tube Tutorials: How to Reverse Work How to hide the end of a beginning ring Hiding end in 1st half of Split Ring Hiding the end in 2nd Half of Split Ring I saw that Jane Eborall responded to some one's question about beads in tatting and thought I'd expand on that a bit.I taught a class last year about the kinds of beads and different ways to add them in.