Thursday, 17 January 2013

Tatting on Paper Clips

One of the many projects that I really wanted to try for some time was attaching tatting to paperclips.  When I met Ellen (Singtatter) in Singapore last year she gave me a sunflower on a paperclip one of her own designs which you can see here.   Whilst in the USA in September I was eager to purchase some larger paperclips as they were not easy to find in the UK. 

Over the last few weeks I have been tatting these................


From left to right a butterfly, another of Ellen's designs.  The dolphin, frog and hat all come from Martha Ess's books, using block tatting, and  they fit well on the paperclips.

And here is the packet I purchased in America, we went to Fred's Store, a fascinating place along with the Dollar Stores they were certainly a shopping experience!



I still have a few more tatting patterns to try, but if anyone else has any suggestions of tatting designs that might work on paperclips please let me know.  I might even start a craze!

22 comments:

  1. The Post Offices here sellpackets of large paperclips - what a good idea!
    I wonder if a soccer ball would fit on one? my grandson likes my tatting, and he'd love a soccerball paperclip!

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    1. That is a good idea Maureen, it should work with block tatting

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  2. I love your paperclips Sally - they look great! I followed the link and I also really like Singtatter's sunflower paperclip, so pretty.

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  3. Those are gorgeous!!! Wonderful trend to start. I wonder if I can find big paper clips in South Africa?

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    1. They are difficult to find in the UK but you might have more luck Jane

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  4. There are a couple on the Palmetto Tatters website, Sally!

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    1. Sharren, thank you, thank you - I'm going to have to make those!!!

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  5. Oh wow, I love these! The hat is especially wonderful. Wouldn't that be a great gift for the red hat ladies?

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  6. I love the idea of tatting on paper clips. I actually bought a package of large clips a few years ago just for that purpose. However, I've never actually tried! Maybe you will start a craze... I wonder where those paper clips are?

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  7. I Love the different colors. I did one of the horse head in browns. Now I am going to have to tat some other things in colors.
    Elizabeth

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  8. The turtle and small butterfly from Jane's site have made it on paperclips for me. Almost anything small with 2 points of contact works well.

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  9. What lovely paperclips, far to good to use in the office! Could they be made into bookmarks I wonder?
    W H Smith used to sell the ordinary, non coloured large ones.

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  10. i've been wanting to tat some of jane's tat people. think they'll fit on the paper clips? actually i think jane has a vast number of patterns that'll work. have fun!

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  11. Sally,
    In the class on line were patterns for paperclips.
    You will find them here:
    http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2009/2009index.html
    I like yours
    hugs and greetings
    Riet the B-engel

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  12. Those are darling. lots of small motifs will work on paperclips.

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  13. forgot to say, I bought some larger square paperclips from Etsy, I have used them. you can find some interesting ones if you do a search.

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  14. Check Georgia Seitz on line class. There is a whole series done on paper clips. We did a simple butterfly for ILOI 2 years back. I might still have pattern. Your paper clips look great!

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  15. Those are awesome!!! :)
    I did a couple of Singtatter's patterns-the double heart and the angel. They are online. :)

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  16. Sally,
    That frog is hilarious!
    Fox : )

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