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Hi. I live in Canberra, Australia, and started tatting early in 2009. Consequently, I've now caught the 'tatting bug' and hope to be infected for a long while.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Motif 7

These rose leaves, which have been made using Altin Basak size 30, were designed by Toni Storer.

Tatting them was quite a pleasant experience and they didn't seem to take too long to make.

I'm still making the petals for the rose flower that will accompany these leaves.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Motif 6

This flutterby is from Rebecca Jones' book The Complete book of tatting.

For those of you who have this book, you will notice that this flutterby doesn't look like the one in her book. My flutterby seems to be a tad fatter than hers. This partly due to the fact that it has eaten more than the flutterby in the book and partly because it has been 'blocked' differently.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink!

So far I have purchased about twelve shuttles, but don't currently have any spare ones to use for my Design-tat homework........ Me-thinks that I have too many unfinished projects at present. Although, to be fair to myself, a couple of the shuttles just have a small length of thread on them. I will make a small flutterby from this thread rather than just discard it.

So, just how many shuttles does the average tatter need?

My favourite ones are the Clover tortoiseshell ones that have the curved/pointed end. I also like the one with the small crochet hook on the end (I reserve this one for use as the second shuttle in patterns that require two shuttles). The large LACTIS Sew Mate shuttle is also good, especially for projects that need to use a lot of thread.

With my next thread purchase I've ordered some size 10 thread as well as the size 30 Altin Basak. One less day to wait until it arrives. Hooray!

Now, time to make a flutterby so that I can 'free a shuttle' to do Lesson 4 from the Design-tat course.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A big cheer for mail order!

Hooray! I've just ordered more thread and can't wait till it arrives. However, I may get selection stress trying to decide which colour to use first.............

Didn't get any variegated colours this time. Shall try to find some patterns that rely on more than one coloured thread.

Motif 5

This pincushion portrays yet another use for the size 20 variegated yellow/white Coates Mercer crochet cotton.

The tatting pattern was derived and amended from a very old DMC Corporation Tatting for today publication.

The pincushion itself was made from rolled up strips of material and then covered in black velvet.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Motif 4

This motif, which was designed by Judith Connors, is now securely fastened to my son's 21st birthday card.

It has been made from the same thread as Motif 1 - size 20 variegated yellow/white Coates Mercer crochet cotton.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Motif 3

It appears that a blog site can reveal trends in a tatter's pattern choice. That's right - I've chosen another heart :)

This one was even made from the same thread as the previous motif (Anchor Mercer Crochet cotton, size 20). It really is time to buy some more thread so as there is a bit more variety on the blog site!

This pattern was designed by Emma Crew.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Motif 2

This heart pattern was from Georgia Seitz's web page and was made in a variegated Anchor Mercer Crochet cotton, size 20. It was a delight to tat and didn't take too long to complete.