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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.

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 :)


  1. That's beautiful! I have the same problem though. If it needs assembling it might take a decade....

  2. I did the same rose and it is still not put together. I love the rose. Glad you got it put together.

  3. I have to admit I avoid those patterns for that very reason. One of the things I like about tatting is that once you're done tatting, all you have to do is hide ends and block it. Almost everything else I've ever done required some kind of construction to finish it off. You can even tat in bead details instead of adding them later!

    That said, your rose is beautiful and worth the time spent.

  4. What a stunner! Love the colours,

  5. Beautiful. Is Toni Storer's book still in print?

  6. Vanessa6.5.10

    Hi all. Thanks for the lovely comments.

    Hi Melanie. Yes, Toni Storer's book is still available. Please feel free to contact me at vanessagoss@hotmail.com if you would like details of where to get a copy.