Saturday 30 March 2013
Frivole and Fox tatted this pattern by Karla Barraza which is quite amazing. Karla designed a beautiful pattern. Round 4 was particularly interesting to tat.
Mine is tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 Raspberry Pink Lt (#623). It measures about 8 inches across. I found two mistakes while blocking.
Friday 29 March 2013
Thursday 28 March 2013
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Tuesday 26 March 2013
Monday 25 March 2013
Saturday 23 March 2013
I am starting a new doily called 'Snowflake in a Circle Doily' from the Workbasket May 1956 issue which Sheila sent me. Since Fox inspired me to used different colours in one doily with her Honey Napkin, I am starting row 1 with black. Did you notice the shape of the rings? It looks like the shape of a butternut squash. This is created with two dimples instead of one dimple as done in a dimpled ring. I guess this is the snowflake.
Friday 22 March 2013
Gunhild, you have not sent me your address. Ellen, hope you received yours in the mail.
Thursday 21 March 2013
Sheila H from Canada sent me this Workbasket issue a few weeks ago. Thank you so much Sheila.
In it, is a tatted doily pattern. Sheila tats but she found this while clearing some things and thought I would find it interesting. Yes, I did. Besides the one tatting pattern, there are crochet patterns, one knitting pattern, articles, tips and recipes.
It was also full of ads from 1956 and I found a few very intriguing e.g. tiny flower lanterns (3 inches) to brighten up your flower arrangement or the greeting card vases or the air cap which can be attached to your hair dryer and dry hair in minutes.
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Tuesday 19 March 2013
Monday 18 March 2013
While tatting this pattern I had this strange feeling the tatting was all wrong. I had to unpick several times because of this. It was not easy during the first few repeats but after that, it gets more manageable.
This is Francesca from Iris Niebach's book Tatted Doilies. I spotted a few mistakes in my tatting but I'll let it go. Tatted in Coats Mercer Size 20 threads in Ecru (#625), it needed about 34m per shuttle and the doily measures about 9 inches across. I must try Amanda next.
Saturday 16 March 2013
This is a yuzu (instead of lemon) poppy seed cake with butter (real butter) icing. This type of cake with butter icing brings back memories of birthday cakes from the past. Icing was a treat and only on birthdays. I like the crunch of the poppy seeds when you bite into them. I enjoyed them with a cup of Earl Grey. Yummy!! My sweet temptation for today.
Friday 15 March 2013
I saw the Happy Hearts that Michelle tatted and wanted to try. The pattern is by Frivole. I thought I knew how to do Catherine Wheel joins but I was wrong. What I thought I knew, tatted on the right in Madder Tatter (HDT by Tat-ilicious) was not right. I finally watched Marilee's video and got it (left). Thank you all.
Wednesday 13 March 2013
This pattern is from Susanne Rolf on page 16 of her book Mustersammlung. Tatted in Manuela Size 20. This pattern looked quite challenging. Boy, was I wrong! It was easy. I wonder how it would look without the graduated picots. Perhaps I will try and see . . . . . .
Tuesday 12 March 2013
Monday 11 March 2013
Saturday 9 March 2013
Friday 8 March 2013
Thursday 7 March 2013
This was suppose to lie flat but I think the chains are too long so this is cupping so much that it may be best used as a hair bun snood. I could not block it properly but managed to drape it over something domed and allowed it to dry. The pattern is extracted from Home Needlework Magazine (Oct 1915). The thread is a HDT called Punk Princess by Tat-ilicious. This is how it should look.
Wednesday 6 March 2013
Tuesday 5 March 2013
The submissions are in for this challenge to arrange two dozen roses. Which arrangement do you prefer?
|Submitted by Gunhild|
|Submitted by Singtatter|
Chinese character for 'happy'
|Submitted by Sally K|
Thank you for participating - Gunhild, Singtatter and Sally. Please send me your mailing address and I will send you a small gift.
Monday 4 March 2013
Saturday 2 March 2013
Ellipse is a pattern by Janet Carroll. I used Venus Size 40 and it ended up measuring 17 x 14 inches. My chains seem longer than the photo in the book. AAA saw it when I was blocking it and asked if it was a fish. He seems to think I only tat animals. What was I going to do with it? Shall we frame it? I was thinking of putting it as a centrepiece on a plain table cloth but framing it is another way to go. I have more walls than tables.
I found two mistakes in the tatting. Can't bear to see if there were more. But I do like the shape of this. What's next?
Friday 1 March 2013
I picked this basket up from the bin. Someone who did not have a use for it, threw it away. It is the perfect size for Tsuru. Placed it on the sitting room floor and she got right in. Her new day bed.
And . . . Annie sent me this link. Check it out - a whole collection named Tsuru.