Tatting – So far, so good.

I have a blog devoted to tatting http://tattedthreads.wordpress.com.

The smaller bookmark is 60 thread.

The larger bookmark has three medallions because I made a mistake with the turn and decided to carry on. Tatting has no reverse gear! Each knot has to be unpicked. The pattern is from a Mary Konior book.

A Mary Konior pattern

From the same Mary Konior book. This was about the third piece I did.

I found this cross easier to make (also Mary Konior), and gave several away. People seem to like them as markers for prayerbooks.

An out-of-copyright pattern from an Ellison Court book.

I puzzled this out from an old pattern, with the help of my son who drew an invaluable diagram. A real challenge to me, but so satisfying to finish.

Anne Bruvold’s Flying Minor Norwegian Dragon

The legendary dragon. It uses split rings, which are something of a challenge at first. The pattern is free to download from Anne’s website, or Intatters. Work In Progress I am making a doiley, and am also busy on a tatted edging for a cloth for my nephew’s and his wife’s first wedding anniversary.


14 Responses to Tatting – So far, so good.

  1. Fiona T says:

    Well done on adapting the pattern to ‘cover’ the ‘mistake’….mistakes are sometimes creative challenges in disguise! Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing.

  2. You are an expert! Thanks for sharing these images. I learned one pattern from my grandmother when I was young. I can’t even find my shuttle now.

  3. Shuttlebirds says:

    You’re tatting is lovely! I can’t wait to see what you do next!

  4. Beautiful work! My Aunt tried to teach me. I have my tatting shuttles but no skill. 😦

    • notewords says:

      Someone tried to teach me, and I couldn’t get it. I sat with some diagrams and kept trying. It took me three days to do the first stitch but then I didn’t look back. Different people have different ways of learning and doing. 😉

  5. Those are truly lovely. I’ve never tried to do anything like that. My eyes are pretty awful though… maybe I’d best leave it to you! 🙂

  6. frilka says:

    wow – absolutely love this butterfly 🙂

  7. beetlebabee says:

    I love this tatting. So pretty. I need to pick it up again. I got into crochet lace, and it’s so fast, it’s hard to go back, but I love the way tatting looks.

  8. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I’m looking forward to reading more of yours! 🙂

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