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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.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Motif 17

This little number was from Ruth Scharf's book Occhi and was tatted in.......Altin Basak of course!

The book contains some really nice designs. It is not written in English though, so hopefully I haven't strayed too far from the original design.

I really like the texture of the motif. Next time that I do this pattern it will be in green, because it looks like a leaf.


  1. That makes a beautiful leaf... even in lavender!

  2. That pattern looks complicated especially if it wasn't written in English. The result is lovely

  3. It is beautiful, your right it would make a great leaf.

  4. I don't usually like motifs that are tatted solidly but this one warrants a re-evaluation of my thoughts on the subject. It would make a beautiful leaf- maybe put with a rosette motif or in a basket of flowers like some I've seen on other sites.

  5. Apologies for being nosy but can I ask you where you got Ruth Scarf's book? I have been trying to get it for ages and can't find it as it seems to be out of print.
    Please let me know

  6. Hi Trayna

    I borrowed it from a friend. She has two of Ruth's books. I'm not sure where she got it from, but she has been tatting for several years now and probably got it a while ago.

  7. Georgia Seitz may have one or two of the Ruth Scharf books -- she had taken "orders" earlier this summer and then brought the books with her to Tat Days in Toccoa, GA, this past August. It is worth asking to see...

    ALSO -- Etha Schuette translated Ruth Scharf's 2nd book, "Occhi: Neue Blatter" (<--umlaut over the a) into English and Georgia Seitz, shared the file in September.

    I just checked my inbox and download folders and I don't have the files on my computer anymore (horror!). The subject line of the email was "Scharf books english inserts" if that helps.