It is always nice to get surprise packages in the mail but when they focus on tatting it just makes them that much more special. It is always nice when a fellow tatter shares some of there hard work with you but they get the pleasure of knowing that it will be truly appreciated. Laura surprised me with this beautiful butterfly in wonderful colours and a snowflake with beads. Laura you do very nice tatting and thank you very much for the surprise.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
I was playing around with the pattern for the waves doily and came up with some numbers that may be of interest to a few people. This doily was made from size 80 thread and measures 8 inches across. It consists of the following elements 280 joins, 2,104 matching picots and finally 10,040 double stitches. No wonder these things take so long to make.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Well it is now finished and has a name. It has taken a while but I am happy with the result and it is the first finished pattern of many that I am working on. It feels good to finally get one down on paper and tatted and believe it or not the second one is already on the way it seems the creative juices are flowing so I will work on patterns till I tire of them and then go about tatting them in different size thread to see how they work out. It is exciting to know that you designed it yourself and it turned out okay.