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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.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Motif 10

It's spring time, so what better to tat than spring flowers!

This daffodil was adapted from Toni Storer's book Tatting Down the Garden Path. It was tatted in Altin Basak size 10.

It was a fast and enjoyable pattern to follow and I even manage to do split chains in it.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Motif 9

Well, I just had to try Jane Eborall's reversible motif because it looked so nice on other people's blog.

What can I say? Jane is a creative genious with very good spatial skills. I wonder if she can read road maps the 'right way up' regardless of which way she is travelling....

This pattern was fun to follow and I'll probably do it again in pink. I learned how to do this great new trick to hide the thread ends instead of stithing them in afterwards. It's called 'invisible ends' ( or some such thing). Wonderful invention!

The first photo is 'one side' and the second side is 'the other side'.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Motif 8

This interlaced medallion is from Judith Connor's book Creative tatting with beads, shuttle and needle. It used Altin Basak size 30. I'd really LOVE to buy this book, but it is no longer being printed :( Amazon is selling it for about $111 US dollars. Bit too expensive for me........

I used a split ring technique between row 2 and row 3. Not a very pretty attempt, but hopefully I will get better with practice.