Thursday, 12 June 2014

Tatting Away

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Tatting Away

What do you do when you want to relax ?
Well, I tat, just like you :-)
Practice makes perfect, I hope !

Sharing a few things I've tatted over the past several days/weeks. 
Since the patterns are already online, I am only adding relevant names & links. 
In no particular order ....

1. Robin’s Design Tutorial Snowflake
Designed by Robin Perfetti

Made with size 40 AMC threads, in white & lavender 4054-098. 

As soon as I laid eyes on her snowflake, I just Had to make it ! Especially since I was dying to use a new ball of lavender thread (I had ordered size 20 but they sent me size 40 - but who's complaining ;-))). I did this in one sitting, referring to the diagrammatic sketch she had uploaded. She intends to name this Isis & will be uploading the detailed pattern shortly. (At present, she has a wonderful tutorial series going on, about designing on an iPad) .
I enjoyed tatting this immensely.
And this time I added an entire set of needles to my work-box so that I could hide the ends immediately.

Update : This pattern has been uploaded in pdf format & I have linked it above. For a printable diagram : 

Motif #4 for 25 Motif Challenge

2. Kersti's Anastasia Bookmark

Tatted with size 20 AMC in Dark Blue 0131 & Purple 0101. 
For the long tassel-tail, I used Art silk/rayon threads in Blue & Purple shades.

This was a slightly intriguing pattern. The lower part was broadening of a common-enough edging pattern, but the upper "crown" was interesting. I wanted to use 2 colors, both representing royalty, hence the combo of deep blue & purple.

Motif #5 for 25 Motif Challenge

3. Victat’s Roses are Red with Martha’s Shamrock

Rose made with AMC size 20 : Pink w/White 4054-01201
Shamrock made with AMC size 20 : Green w/White 4054-1213

These were part of my learning process. I loved the way the continuous chains took the shape of a beautiful large rose & also the way the shamrock leaves folded in !!!
This could make a very nice brooch or pendant or even a hair-clip ornament ! Or how about appliqueing to any dress !
I made some more of Martha's Folded Rings patterns & was thrilled to see them turning & folding ;-))

Motif #6 for 25 Motif Challenge

I immensely enjoyed my tatting for leisure, learning, & practice ! But this is just the beginning :-)


  1. I can see from your patterns that you have had a good time. Isn't tatting the best of hobbies?

    1. Oh, tatting is addictive, right ;-)).
      Looking forward to your blog, Tally Tatty ...

  2. Ooh, I really like the rose combined with the shamrock. It reminds me of Beauty and the Beast, one of my favorite childhood movies :)

    The diagram for Isis should appear on my free patterns page sometime tomorrow, and I will make a short blog post on Saturday to let everyone know. I will be glad when I am done with the tutorial and can take a break!

    1. What a delightful comparison !
      I have updated the name & link to Isis pattern, Robin.
      You really Have earned a well-deserved break ... back to the designing & tatting phase, then ?!!

  3. Gorgeous snowflake!!! :)
    Nice bookmark!! :)
    Lovely rose and nice shamrock!! :)

    1. Sue, thank you so much for appreciating ... you are always so gracious with your compliments :-)

  4. Your bookmark pleases me a lot. I find it very original.

    1. Thanks, Lilas :-)
      I have since added some original free-form tatting to bookmarks ... pics & details uploaded in next post, if you are interested :-)