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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.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jacobean Flower Spray

This Jacobean Flower Spray was designed by Mark Myers.

The pattern mentioned using Oliver Twist Thread. In the absense of that thread, I decided to do the design twice for comparative purposes. The first one was tatted in size 80 DMC and the second one was in size 50 Altin Basak.

The size 50 thread was more enjoyable and seems to look nicer. Plus...it hides the threads better :)

The design specified that the flowers were to have the threads cut and tied at the end of each row. However, my lazy side kicked in a bit and I changed the flowers slightly so that I could complete each flower without stopping at each round.

I really like the way that Mark has designed the leaf part of it. It keeps its shape really well. And best of all - the large frond can be tatted in one go without having to cut and tie the ends! Very important to me :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Winner of the knot maker giveaway

And the winner is...Dale Marie!

Dale Marie, would you please e-mail me to advise of the address you would like this knot maker to be sent to?

Thanks everyone for entering.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

No more UFOs

At last my UFO list has reached zero! NB - I've been told that works in progress are not counted as UFOs :)

Last year I completed this rose that was designed by Toni Storer. And that is how it stayed for many months until I got around to putting all of the pieces together.

It then stayed at 'stage 2' for several more months until I worked up the motivation to stiffen the petals.

It was a really nice and relaxing pattern to tat. Note to self - don't choose patterns that need to be pieced together or sewn together :)