Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Help!  My ball of white tatting thread has turned brown.  Do I discard or dye thread?
A pouch I never fail to carry everywhere I go so I could tat on the bus, in the car and while watching the people go by.

Have just started to tat Renulek's doily, 3rd round and several more rounds to go.  Expect it to take ages to complete.  I think I have taken the wrong side of the doily. haha!

Jan Stawasz Book

I finally got the book by Jan Stawasz!  This is all tatters "must have" book.  The patterns are lovely and I can't wait to start on one of the designs.

Monday, November 2, 2015

red earrings

Another pair of tatted red earrings on my very first piece of folk art using comma strokes.  Earrings pattern was taken from "The complete book of Tatting" by Rebecca Jones.

Monday, October 26, 2015

drop earrings

I found this pair of drop earrings tatted in very light yellow DMC thread with violet beads in my collection which I tatted some time ago.  Background is folkart roses done on a box.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Floral earrings pattern by Elizabeth C Zipay pattern ready for Christmas.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Handkerchief edging

So far I have never sewn any of my tatted edgings onto handkerchiefs as I do not know how to.  I am now struggling to get this Asters edging by Mary Konior book onto the not so square handkerchief.  Wonder if I should stretch my tatted edging or leave it loose?
Aster by Mary Konior

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Pearl Angel

This is SSSR Angel from Anne Bruyold.  I have added tiny pearls so the skirt looks longer and flowy.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Medallion on Edge

This pattern is definitely from the book Tatting Patterns by Julia E Sanders.  Its one of the medallion on the edge of a big cloth.  I used DMC 20 violet coloured thread.  Doesn't it look beautiful against my lamp shade.  I have still not decided whether to leave as is or add more rows and turn it into a doily.  Will see.....

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Found this yellow edging while I was sorting out my threads.  Pattern is "Gossip" from Mary Konior's book.  Thread used is DMC No. 20.