Ribbonwinners Tatting Patterns & Shuttles by
11460 Via Appia
Anchorage Alaska 99515-2905 USA
Many thanks to Martha Ess for this BEE- eautiful bumblebee. This is a quick and easy exercise in block tatting, too.
Martha A. Ess February 2001
Wind shuttle 1 with black, shuffle 2 with yellow. All picots except for antennae and stinger are very small.
Head: (side view)
With shuffle 1: R: 5 - 1 - 3 --- 6 close. Clip the long p to make pair of antennae.
Body: (Body uses block tatting technique. At the end of each row, except last, after join work 1st half ds without flip, work 2nd half ds with flip, change shuttles.)
Shuttle 2: Ch: - 7 + (join to second p of head) turn
Shuttle 1: Ch: - 8 + (join to beginning of yellow ch) turn
Shuttle 2: Ch: - 8 + (join to beginning of black ch) turn
Shuttle 1: Cli: 1 - 7 + turn
Shuttle 2: Cli: 1 - 6+ turn
Shuttle 1: Cli: 3 -- 3 + Cut and tie both threads.
Wind one shuttle with white (or glittery) thead.
R: 16 close, join to 1st picot of head
R: 16 close. (With a real finicky glitter thread, I sometimes omit the join, and sew the wings in place once I have two consecutive rings that close without breaking.)