It was so much fun to tat Jane Eborall's newest TAIS. I was pleasantly surprised that the mystery item we were tatting turned out to be a rooster. Norman and his mate Aileen worked out great with another pattern I was tatting of Jane's. My first attempt at Norman was done in a light lavender and light pumpkin color.
So after Norman was complete, I tatted him in another color to go with some other tatting I was doing for a fall display on my dining room table.
Seems like everyone was tatting leaves, which I thought was a great idea. I thought it would be neat to add a Scarecrow to the display, but where to find a tatted Scarecrow. I am not a designer, but I knew of a fantastic pattern that could be altered to be a Scarecrow. I have used Jane Eborall's Bridegroom pattern before, so this would work. The first time I tatted her Bridegroom pattern, I altered it slightly and tatted Harry Potter. I was pleased with how he turned out. Click HERE to see Harry Potter. Then in my previous post I used the same Bridegroom pattern to tat Frankenstein. I have so many different ideas in my head that the Bridegroom and Bride could be. So in the future I will have more to show.
But for now, here is my Tatted Scarecrow. I have a little stuffed animal Scarecrow that I used as my model for the color of clothes and hat he wore.
Here is my Scarecrow model and the Tatted Scarecrow:
Here is a close up of the head. I put felt behind the hat so that I could glue the hay/hair behind the hat and not be seen.
So what do you think?
I don't know now if I will just lay Norman and family along with the scarecrow on my table runner as seen in a few posts back, or frame him in the picture I drew to showcase him. Hmm, I'll have to think on that one.