Sunday, February 25, 2007


This Mary Konior pattern was in a back number of the Ring of Tatters newsletter. I chose it to do on the return journey because it is basically a series of mirror patterns which meant the stitch count was easy to memorise.

The thread is Anchor 80, and a bit rougher than the DMC I usually use, nonetheless I am pleased with the result....motif 21 I think.

Saturday, February 24, 2007


One really good thing about tatting is it's portability, so that one can fill time with a few stitiches wherever you are. My trip to England involved two days driving in both directions, plus a bit in between. As David did the actual driving I was able to tat most of the time, although only when the light was good enough and I wasn't having to deal with navigation. I decided the best pattern for this was a simple edging which could be picked up and put down without losing my place, so I set off with this one;

I was lucky enough to go to a Ring of Tatters workshop, at Amblecote, where we made a broach. I t was a good learning experience, as I hadn't actually met other tatters before, and I was very impressed by the work and skill they showed. It put me in my place, because scanning work can be very forgiving on how it really looks! I have a long way to go yet...but in my favour I'm comparitively young at 47 and have time on my side.

The man next to me showed me some amazing blackwork and counted thread work, and so I felt quite challenged as you can see, my work is fairly coarse.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

This has taken me ages!

I have been working on this doiley for what seems to be one point I cut my thumb while slicing carrots, and that held me up even more. I missed a repeat in the last row, but I am not going to do anything about it, I'm just so pleased to be done with it!
It's made from DMC dentelles 80, and the pattern is from Blomquist and Persson.
I'm going to England on Friday, and on the 17th my MIL has organised for us to go to a tatting day in the Birmingham area. I am really looking forward to that, it will be the first time I will meet other tatters!