Thursday, 11 July 2019

bunch of pattern updates

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There are quite a few updates I need to share. I will be updating the respective posts, too. This is the reason I suggest going through the related blog post even if there is a pdf, since it is easy to add updates :-D.

Recently I realized that the pattern link was corrupted and irretrievable. This gave me a chance to add the Patchwork bookmark pic.
Here’s the new link : Snowflake (6-pointed motif) pattern

This doily has long measured picots which are Functional. I worked the doily in Anchor size 40, but what if one wants to use a different thread size?
I worked a short chain with same thread and found that a 7mm picot is equal to the width of 7 double stitches! And so on. Easy to remember and convert.
Just substitute 1mm tall picot with 1ds width.

You may remember that this is the round robin doily which Coretta had started. She graciously accepted to share the pattern link. It is a Google Docs link and the pattern presentation is a mix of 4 different styles, but will take time to clean up. 
Coretta also invites you to a new round of designing – continuing from the 5th round onwards. If interested, please leave a comment here or on her blog here (or on facebook or Craftree)
Here’s the pattern link : Hexaflower Doily pattern 

In the beaded version of this snowflake, there is another way to work with ball and shuttle, if you do not wish to use direct tatting (unflipped stitches). Simply make a SLT & reverse work to tat that chain segment. However, you may have to pre-string the large bead on to the shuttle thread, instead of unwinding. Many paths, but be vigilant.
I added the tip the next day, but blame the oversight squarely on my lack of focus due to fever.

And what's a post without some visual masala?! So here's some unfinished work.

Intertwining Bracelet - Anastasiya (Hobby Point)
Inspired by Aliona Racu’s bracelet in facebook several weeks back, I started this Ankars/Celtic  bracelet in June. 
For the pink pieces, I loaded one bobbin, then kept pulling out a length of thread to work the chains. Thus I got ctm with a single shuttle and fewer ends to hide. 
I’ve had all these pieces ready but need to continue watching the video to assemble them. And I just haven’t been in the mood – what with being consumed designing snowflakes et al ;-P

Boxy Maple Leaf – Vicki Clarke
Like last year, Vicki again did a very Canadian tat-along which I started immediately - twice in fact (the one on left is in size 40, the one on right is pearl cotton size 8). But somewhere along the way, I lost the will to continue. I didn’t like my colours, I didn’t like my tatting, and I couldn’t focus. I still haven’t cut off the threads, so I might get around to completing it someday. My apologies to Vicki for my bad outcome.

She then shared a 4th of July tat-along pattern – Rockets Red, in 3 stages, which turned into a lovely flower! Saving it for a future date.

On a happier note, though, I have done my trial for the next snowflake - well it turned into a star - and just need to work out the center. So stay tuned :-D


  1. I'm sorry you've had so many problems with tatting lately. Give it some time and when the time comes you will get back to it with fresh energy.

    1. shhhh, I think I'm enjoying the snowflake creation journey much more than following a pattern at present, Lavi ;-D I know this will pass, sigh.

    2. We all love your snowflake journey so take your time getting your pattern following skills back. ❤❤❤

    3. You are so kind, Vicki 🌹🍫🍻 Sorry for messing up the tat-along...will remain on my to-finish list or what Wally calls PHD list!!

  2. Updating tatting has to be more fun than updating computer software! At least that's my story....
    I need to update some old posts also. mmmmmmm....later....after I finish this earring. ;)

    1. Absolutely, Mel, any day !!! I now have to go and update each post as well, sigh...

  3. Your housekeeping continues, good for you. I have a spurt and then neglect it again.

    1. Don't be fooled by this post, Jane 😉😆😄

  4. Very interested to see how that bracelet comes out!! :)

    1. hope I do complete it before the little pieces decide to disappear, Sue ;-D