Saturday, January 25, 2014

January update.

 I had to make a bobbin roll for all 52 pairs I needed for Monday's lace class.
 Delia is still causing me problems, I had to cut again...I have lost my enthusiasm. I get like this when something takes too long, hence the heaps of WIP hanging around on my desk.
 I am continuing this edging slowly, I have a plan for it.
 I made this while waiting for David, and having nothing in my bag but a lonely half wound shuttle!
 Lace started, a torchon ground, called chemin de Rose.
 Another view.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Somethings are finished!

 My blackwork project is done, well I still need to finish stuffing and add the buttons, but I am happy with it. I might even make another one.
 This lace butterfly was quick and easy, except I will never try to finish with a cluny again! Another time I will start the two antennae, then join at the head and then work the wings.
The cream and black one was worked by a friend at lace class. She also had difficulty finishing with a cluny!

Thursday, January 02, 2014


The week before Christmas my friend closed her patchwork shop, after two years business. She had some tatting thread that she had ordered, when we hoped that people might be interested in learning, but now unsold it was just unwanted stock. I felt duty bound to buy some even though they were not colours I thought I wanted. The photo isn't very good...but they are classic DMC variegated threads.

Then last weekend, having not tatted for ages, I was travelling by train to Paris. I didn't want to take any of my multiple WIPs, as they are all at stages where I have to do something fiddly to carry on. I decided to do an edging, which means that I don't need to refer to a pattern, and it doesn't matter how much I do.
I chose an old favourite and the new unchosen threads, so that it wouldn't matter if it got lost or mistakes were made.... and I did this:
To my surprise the colours worked well, and it looks really pretty.
By the time I came home again I had done eleven repeats!
This is me tatting in Le Jardin des Tuileries.
We had a great time, and now I love those colours.
I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year, Bonne Année, Bonne Santé à Tous!