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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.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Something blue

Aren't there some beautiful patterns around!!

This particular pretty pattern is called Maids of Honour and is from Mary Konior's book Tatting with Visual Patterns. It has been tatted in variegated blue DMC size 80.

I made it for a friend as a wedding handerchief - she now has 'something blue' :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

3-D rose

Last month I had the pleasure of spending a day with the Queensland Tatters. They were a warm and welcoming group and I really enjoyed myself :) Thanks ladies!!

Judith Connors helped us to tat this 3-D rose that was designed by Jeanne Lugert.

I had tatted it before but it didn't 'sit' right. Judith showed us how to curl the flower so that the centre sits exactly where it is meant to sit. It's so much easier when someone shows you how to do things!

The pattern is meant to have a tatted leaf with it. However, my rose is currently sitting as a decoration on a gift box for a friend. Some of us just need to be different..........

Monday, March 7, 2011

Garden of Eden

The sun peeped through the clouds sufficiently for me to take a photo of my new wall hanging 'The Garden of Eden'.

The wall hanging is in a black frame, but alas, I'm unable to capture a photo of it that aligns the border in a straight line. Therefore, unfortunately this photo has been cropped to remove the border :(

It measures 40cm by 50cm inside of the border and the tree is about 35 cm tall.

The background is fabric - cloud material for the sky and green blotchy material for the grass.

My previous posts have shown close-ups of many of the individual items within it. Items not shown in the previous posts are:
- Bluebirds (designed by Anitra Stone)
- Robin (Designed by Jane Eborall)
- Wheelbarrow (Designed by Jane Eborall)
- Flowers (Designed by me)
- Shrubbery (Designed by me)

Sunday, March 6, 2011


This dragonfly, designed by Umi and Tsuru, is currently perched in the pear tree and is under close observation of the goose.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Fowl design

The wall hanging (mentioned in my previous post) consists of a menagerie of people's designs.

The hen and the rooster were from Christel Weidmann's book Tatting Farm Animals.

The baby chicks and the goose were designed by Jane Eborall

Haven't yet taken a photo of the finished product, and it is too big to scan.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pear tree

This tree started out as a lemon tree, but my family assure me that it looks more like a pear tree. So.....a pear tree it is!!

The tree is now mounted as the centre piece of a wall hanging that I have made. Shall post other pictures later.

The leaves were designed by Ruth Scharf and the fruit is from Karey Solomon's book Tree of Life . The trunk and branches were designed by me...my first design :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

TIAS 2011 - Day 10

On day 10 of the TIAS, an aeroplane appeared. So much for the lizard that I was expecting.............................

Friday, January 14, 2011

TIAS 2011 - Day 1

Here's day one's attempt at the 2011 TIAS, with absolutely no indication of what it is meant to be..........

Looking forward to day two :)

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