Saturday, June 26, 2010

My first ever lace lesson!

Today at Caniac le Causse I met with four other keen lacemaking students for a day of learning picots with Elly, our teacher.

For some reason I can't write beneath the photos, so I hope no-one needs any explanations.
The day was wonderful, we sat upstairs in the morning, learning three methods of doing picots, then ate a delicious lunch outside, a carrot flan with Cabecou goat's cheese drizzled with saffron oil, green salad with a sprig of fennel, whole walnuts, cherries, pears and cocktail tomatoes. (All local produce) For pudding I had lemon cake, and to drink, home made iced tea with lemon.
In the afternoon we sat under the trees and did various samples, Marie-Amelie did two! My piece is the one on its own...I finished last. :(
My tatting was admired and the others voiced an interest in learning how to do it, so maybe we can organise a tatting day sometime soon.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Getting it wrong

I haven't been doing much tatting recently, but I have finished my edging for the sachet. Of course making the actual sachet hasn't yet come to pass! Then I had another go at one of Sharon's patterns. And got it wrong. :(
This was going to be the square motif, but for a square the rose needed eight petals. I didn't work that out until I was working the green bit and needed to make a corner. The problem for me is I tend to glance at a pattern and memorise it, because I don't like carrying books around, but some patterns need a bit more concentration than that. Still, this result is pretty enough, and I know where I went wrong for next time.
On Saturday I have a lace workshop, which I am really looking forward to. We are making lace straps, for a top. I will take my camera.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

I may regret this but....

I may regret this because I am bidding on a couple of items, but this lady is selling off tatting and lacemaking stuff, and no-one seems to be bidding. Perhaps one of my readers might be interested?