My first tassel angel. The pattern is in the booklet, "Big Book of Tatting". It is such a fast and easy pattern. Best of all, no sewing required, glue only. While I was putting on the wings and the halo, I left the plastic sleeve on the tassel so it wouldn't get messed up. The pattern called for size 20 thread. When I make the next one out of white, I think I'll make the halo gold color.
I used Altin Basak white and silver thread which is U.S. size 30 (European size 50). The wings may have been a bit bigger if I had used the normal size 20 but I don't have any metallic thread in size 20. I wanted the metallic so color from the Christmas tree lights would bounce off it.
The tassel was manufactured by Wright and I purchased it from Joann Fabrics. It's 3.5" (88.9mm) long. I purchased some colored tassels from Hobby Lobby. I'm anxious to see how the tassel angel looks in color.
This is a gift for a friend's daughter.
The photo on the left is the front of the angel. The other photo is of the back showing the wings.