Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Animal Motifs

I have recently tatted seven animal motifs, but these are my favourites. The frog is from Tatted Treats by Pam Palmer and the snail is from Tatted Animals by Inga Madsen.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Good Luck Wedding Horseshoe

I quickly snapped this horshoe I tatted for a wedding my daughter was attending yesterday afternoon. It was a glorious Spring Day and the wedding was in the outdoors. Nanny and Poppy babysat little 1 year-old Jackson, who is absolutely gorgeous! The horseshoe was designedby a member of our Guild, Kath Montague, and is on the perpetual calendar which the Victorian Guild released earlier this year.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Russian Doyley

The colour combination is what attracted me to this doyley which I tatted in Lizbeth 20. The colours are Natural, Harvest Orange, and Mocha Brown . I did altter it a little . It was worked from a diagram, and as I cannot read Russian, I cannot give the name of the book, or attribute the designer

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lizbeth Hearts

The beautiful colours of Lizbeth threads have stolen my heart, so I have done the heart pattern for February 2010 in the Ring of Tatters Pattern of the Month Club, to see how some of the colours look in a motif. Some are done in 20, and some in 40. Matching plain colours are suggested for each of the variegated colours on the list, and set the creative ideas flowing.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Siobahn Centrepiece

This is the Siobahn Centrepiece designed by Judith Connors from her book "Creative Tatting
with beads, shuttle & needle". It was worked in Lizbeth 40 Shade 626 Shell Pink Lt.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My version of the Jan Stawasz Centrepiece

It has taken a long time, and there have been many hiccups along the way. First I made a big mistake in the central hexagon, and had to start from scratch again, then I hit a brick wall mentally, because I had never done so many split rings at one time, but I managed to overcome this. Life then threw in a few curve balls in the shape of my husband's illness and other family matters, but finally...finally, it is finished. It is worked in Coats 20, given to me by a dear friend. It is a little like getting a very difficult crossword out, a sort of triumphant relief. It will probably go to my daughter, as she is the one with a beautiful big dining table.