Hi all, latest blog link above. Also links to Donanta's inspiring tablecloth work...have a read and make a comment :D
Tonight I had very "constructive" conversation with one girl. She started to talk to me on FB, asking some questions about my crocheted jewelry, not a rare thing... She even asked me about my tatted owl earrings (that are not for sale just for show-off).
And somewhere in the middle of conversation, as I expected, she asked me why I do that when "everybody's grandma can do it"? She told me that her grandma can make those things, even better. I was actually glad
I am re-working my Classic Doily so that I can photograph each section to match the written pattern. I am now on the last round and so will hope to get the pattern test-tatted soon. Anyone up for test-tatting?
My mother-in-law taught me this during a brief visit. I had to tweek myself, but I finally got it. Yay. I think a pic of my husband is going to upload here too sorry.
So I went with my family to an amusement park (the name of which I will not mention because I really do love the place) but due to an accident on one of the rides, I've ended up with whiplash and both wrists injured. Carpel Tunnel I can deal with. I'm a writer, and it doesn't really affect my tatting. But this is a soft tissue (I hope) injury that prevents quick and/or rotational movements of my wrists.
I am displeased, but I blame only the end-of-ride operator.
Here is the brown and cream version of the Classic Doily. I am still not 100% happy with the stitch count, the first row after the first set of scallops is too big and I ended up with a lot more scallops around the outer edge! I have already started a new one, in size 40 Lizbeth white, instead of size 20 and I am writing the pattern out as I go. I feel confident that I will get it right
After struggling on my own for a long time, I decided to take a tatting class. It has been wonderful. The teacher is great (a former school teacher so she's good at what she does) and the instructions very clear. There are a total of 4 classes and we're half through. Maybe I'll even have something to post a picture of eventually.
This week I am back blogging! Here is a poem that one of the Ladies working in the Trove patterns found a while ago. It is a lovely poem, with some great imagery.
I'm a newbie at tatting, didn't gave much tough about pattern rights until now.
Last night I was in a search of a some pretty necklace pattern. So I found a necklace not a pattern for it. And I did what I have tendency to do - I just observe it for a while and than manage to make it.
I did mess it up on purpose because I remembered ti look for pattern and I found out that there is one but you have to bye it.
Since my country don't have PayPall or any other on line payment
reposted - I posted the wrong link! So sorry
This bookmark was named for Jane Eborall and Jane McLellan. It's an adaption and modernization of a braid pattern from Anna Burda. I really enjoyed making the pattern. I've already started another one. The tail is all split rings and a little medallion.
This little guy is from the book The Gentle Art of Tatting by Patricia Ann Rizzo, The thread is Lizbeth #20. purple splendor. And med leaf green.
I am new to this site and have been paging through the gallery in the hopes of finding a pattern for a realistic rose or rosebud. The 3D ones are pretty good, but I need something flat. I am in the process of making my daughter's wedding dress and told her I would tat at least some of the lace for it. So, if anyone has got anything good, I would appreciate your help. I have been tatting on and off for 30 years and know how to do mostly anything, so I'm not afraid to take on something difficult