After the lace class I wanted to have my own traveling roller pillow, and when I asked Elly where she bought hers from she said she made them. She said she didn't have a pattern, she just made it up with bits she had around, so I juggled some ideas around on an envelope, and with much help from David, I made this! (For some reason I cannot get the photos to stay where I want them today!)
|This is what it looked like once it had been stuffed with straw.|
|This is the basic wooden framework.|
|Another view of the stuffed frame.|
|And here we are with the beginnings of the fabric cover, and the roller, covered with an old felted sweater.|
I have also been trying the new threads I received via the thread exchange. This square lacks the final round, because I find split chains so difficult! I have decided to cut and tie, after making two really miserable attempts on the first two rounds.
|Magnolia HDT made into Meadow Square from the book by Sharon Briggs.|
|This "star" from Mary Konior's Tatting Patterns is made from Pear Glacé sent by Miranda.|
|Trying to tat with beads.|
|Camomile from Tatting Patterns by Mary Konior|
This edging is called Camomile, and is made using some vintage thread I found on a market stall. It is DMC special dentelles size 70, and a pretty pinky colour. I bought several threads, but when I looked at them once I was home I wasn't sure how useful any of them might be for tatting. Still, I will probably try them all in time.