Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tatted Halloween Spider

Here she is! Finally finished. My homemade Halloween decoration for this year is my 3D Tatted Halloween Spider! She is tatted in DMC black with a purple dmc shiny floss added. Her legs are memory thread (thread with wire in it) wrapped in a chain stitch. (That took a while!). Beaded eyes... all  6 of them.
First, I found the branch. I tried to stain it.. looked awful. Paint it brown.. awful...finally black..ok.
 I cut out the web shaped stand on my scroll saw, and wood burned the web onto it, and stained it. I attached the branch to the stand with a wood screw.
I then tied the tatted web, I had already made, onto the branch. The spider is just hanging on by her feet! I really love how that shiny floss (one strand added) looks like she is totally beaded! It is a great affect.
I haven't named her yet, but she will have a name soon.  All total, web and stand are about 14" high or so.

5 comments:

Carol Lawecki said...

Wow, your spider is awesome. She also looks so real, you really got the details of her perfect, especially her eyes. I love it!!

Carol Lawecki said...

I have been listening to your play list while I browse blogs. What a pretty selection of songs you have on your music box.:)

Gina said...

You truly do tat one of a kind items! Oh, if you could have an artisan shop!

Lelia said...

very kewl!

tattrldy said...

Great spider! I love the colors - and, of course, the eyes! I also like the way you have it displayed.

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