Wednesday, May 16

Lace Cat

My mom gave me this cute little cat made from fine white lace. This style of lacework dates back to the 16th century, and the region in Germany called the Erz Mountains is well-known for this handicraft. There are a myriad of patterns available and usually people hang these pieces in the window, but I thought my little cat would look much better framed!


Meine Mutter hat mir diese niedlich Katze aus Klöppelspitze aus dem Erzgebirge geschenkt. Diese Handarbeitstechnik geht auf das 16. Jahrhundert zurück; in Deutschland gelten das Erzgebirge, Niedersachsen und Franken als traditionelle Klöppelregionen. Es gibt unzählige Muster, die zu solchen Dekoelementen, Deckchen oder Spitzen verarbeitet werden. Normalerweise hängt man sie ins Fenster, aber eingerahmt wirkt mein Kätzchen noch schöner, finde ich.

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This is a ten minute project that is super easy. First I selected a suitable frame, which I decorated with tiny white pearls and a small bow at the top. I removed the glass. Then I cut a piece of natural linen a little larger than the cardboard backing and stuck it down in the back. I inserted it back in the frame. Finally I dabbed a few dots of glue to the back of the cat and stuck that down in the center. That's it!

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Dieses Projekt habe ich in zehn Minuten fertig bekommen, so einfach ist es. Erstens habe ich mir einen passenden Rahmen ausgesucht, den ich mit kleinen weißen Perlen und einer Schleife verziert habe. Als nächstes habe ich ein Stück Naturleinen etwas größer als die Rückwand ausgeschnitten und festgeklebt. Die Rückwand habe ich dann wieder in den Rahmen gesteckt. Zuletzt habe ich das Kätzchen mittig mit wenig Textilkleber auf das Leinen befestigt. Fertig!

xoxo

26 comments:

  1. So very cute! I alwasy love lace and linen together<3

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  2. How cute! It's white and lovely.I hope Sammy and Molly wouldn't fight over of who is really depicted by that art work :D

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  3. He looks great framed! This type of art always amazes me!

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  4. süüüüüß!!!
    ich habe in der art schmetterlinge und liebe sie!
    herzlichste grüße & wünsche an dich
    amy ;-)

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  5. So cute! Your little cat does look great framed!

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  6. How adorable!

    I think you'll find this funny: when I read the description for this on Etsy, I saw "traditional tatting" and thought, "Wow, a post about tattoos? That's not what I expect from her..." Ha ha. But this kind of tatting makes more sense!

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  7. Very nice framing! It's simple, yet elegant. And the subject matter couldn't be beat! ;)

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  8. Oh my, this little cat is so cute. And I love how you framed it. Wonderful!

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  9. It's absolutely lovely!

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  10. That is very nifty!

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  11. That turned out very cute! I have a black tatted cat bookmark but I don't use it as a bookmark because I don't want to mess it up. I think I just might frame it! :)

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  12. och gott wie süß, bezaubernd :)

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  13. A "lace tatting" cat? That's a first for me. It's nice to see that certain embroidery skills will get passed on to the next generation....

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  14. That is so sweet! I love tatting. Your frame is perfect, too.

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  15. Oh this is so cute!!!:) xo

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  16. Liebe Duni
    Das Kätzchen ist ja allerliebst. So süss!
    Eine glückliche Restwoche wünscht Dir Yvonne

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  17. That is just the cutest idea, Duni!

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  18. Das sieht wirklich genial schön aus.
    Geniesse morgen den Feiertag.
    Liebe Grüße
    Jutta

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  19. That's so cool!! And it looks great in the frame!

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  20. What a cute cat that is. I love what you did with it. I had a cousin who was quite talented at tatting. I've never tried it myself.

    I had to tell you that after posting my antique picture it dawned on me that it reminded me of you because of the roses on the boxes.

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  21. Sweet Duni! I bet even just a lace doily would look cute framed like that.

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  22. That is so cute! what a great idea

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  23. What a cute idea. Your tatted cat looks great in a frame. Thanks for sharing how you put it together.
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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  24. Stupendo, vorrei averlo anchio!!felice giornata...ciao

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  25. I beg to differ with you. The cat appears to be a bobbinlaced or embroiderey over a latice backing and neither technique is actually tatting--a form of hand made lace. I think the idea is adorable and you did an awesome job with it even though it does not look to be tatted.

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