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.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

grape design

I remember I got this pattern from a vintage  tatting book by Julia E Sanders but I just cant find the design in the book now.

Thank you Kathy Niklwicz for pointing out that this pattern is actually from the book "Christmas Angels & Other Tatting Patterns" by Monica Hahn.  Phew I finally found the pattern!  It sure takes an experienced Tatter to spot it where the design comes from.

Bridesmaids edging

Edging takes time to tat, therefore I managed only to tat the first row of Bridesmaids edging.  There is another row to tat but I am just happy with this simple edge.  This pattern is taken from "Tatting with Visual Pattern by Mary Konior" with DMC white thread.  It's frustrating that after I finished this piece, certain sections look "off white".  I suspect that the ball of thread is not totally white, that's why I prefer to work with coloured threads.  

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Credit goes to Jon's easy to follow pattern which I eventually completed but no time to post.  Here it is.
The background tile is a gift from my daughter.

bare back

Dear all tatters,

Can anyone suggest any tatting design for the back of my gown so that the bra strap will not show?   Initially I was thinking of just covering the back with a skin coloured material but it does not look nice.  I was also not able to find similar lace that is used on the front.  Therefore I am thinking of using cream coloured tatted lace (simple pattern) to cover the back discretely.   I intent to wear this gown for a very special occasion in January.