Monday, 14 March 2022

Round 6


This round was an easy tat, just rings and chains all the same count.  On to number seven. 

I am using a vintage Coats & Clarks color 13 size 70 along with a DMC color 67 size 80. I have been able to climb to each new round so far. 

You can find this doily on Renata's site here.  She offers the option of waiting weekly for a new round to be released or purchase all 17 rounds from her Etsy site. 

Wednesday, 9 March 2022

And then she tatted

Sorry I couldn't resist the Renulek Spring Doily 2022,  These are the first four rounds.  By this time I had restarted four times and cut once.  Right after this picture was taken I had to cut again as I missed a little but very important TOR (throw off ring).  


I am using a vintage Coats & Clarks color 13 size 70 along with a DMC color 67 size 80.  I may even add another color along the way.  I am trying my best to do front side backside.

At the present time I have not blocked not trimmed my ends and the current stat is a bit frilly but I am confident that this will settle. Visit again to see the next round and my 2021 doily progress.

You can find this doily on Renata's site here.  She offers the option of waiting weekly for a new round to be released or purchase all 17 rounds from her Etsy site. 


Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Doris The Dragon TIAS 2022

   







The final stitches have been completed and it is a Dragon. I didn't know there would only be a few more days left, and that is part of the fun of Tat It And See, you just don't know.  

Don't forget to send you completed dragons on to Jane at the TIAS site so she can count you in. Tell her the thread and of course where you are from.  

Thursday, 10 February 2022

Scissor Sheath

While stitching with a friend I lent my scissors; they commented on them so I thought, somebody needs scissors. Then I saw some cute scissors for a low price and ordered them.  They did not come with a sheath.  I like to keep my scissors in a sheath to protect the tips and my threads in my project bag so I needed to create one.  

I had a few bits of  leather, traced a pattern, cut and lightly glued the two pieces along the edge.  Then I used a tracing wheel to create the distance between stitches. I used an awl to make holes. I used two needles and a saddle stitch to stitch around the edge, backstitching at the start and stop. 

The next time I see my stitching friend I will gift these scissors and sheath.   

I added a bit of tatting to the scissors and included one of my needle minders to the gift. 

They were well received, happy stitching.