Friday, 3 December 2021

Little Bowl

This bowl is a design by Ineke Kuiperij.  Made in size 80 thread it measures about one inch high (22mm) and two inches (50mm) across. 

The pattern instructions were to tie and cut (T & C) between a few rounds but I was able to use split rings and chains to do in one pass.  As suggested I used a small condiment bowl from IKEA as my mold.  Diluted school glue was used to stiffen.  You need to dap off any excess between coats so there is no obvious residue on the tatting. I like the idea of having a small bowl by the sink for your rings when you give your hands a good scrub.


Thursday, 2 December 2021

Icy Blue

Just me using up more chandelier crystals.  The designer is  Marie McCurry, Icy Blue Snowflake.  I used a Sanbest silver thread with blue seed beads and added a simple chandelier crystal to the center.


Tuesday, 30 November 2021

For Carollyn


The designer of these "Fairy Wings" is Carollyn Brown who passed away in September.  She was an excellent tatter among her many talents.  We had exchanged  emails as we had a few things in common but I never met her.  

Using up my stash of chandelier crystals I revisited one of my favorite wings.  These were done using 54 red seed beads all on shuttle two as they appear on the throw off rings and a silver sanbest thread.  I created a halo using one row of gold seed beads.  Carollyn also had a few videos up on YouTube and used the name Madtatter80, I provide links below.

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Half Bath Towels


I have this little half bath about the size of a closet which has a sink and toilet.  I am a creature of habit and I wash all the house towels together in one large load.  I've always found it easier to find the ones for the half bath as they have this little bit of crochet done by my mother years ago.  (Shown in lower picture)  The edgings didn't match but I only have one out at a time and I didn't have the heart to throw away a perfectly good towel.    

Time for some new towels so I used a size 10 crochet cotton and tatted up this simple edging.  I used a row of single crochet to attach the tatting to the towel.

Now my new towels can easily be found amongst the laundry. 

Monday, 16 August 2021

Fourteen Point Five


Yes, halfway through Row 15 is where I am on the Wiosna 2021 Renulek Spring Doily.  It is approximately 42 cm or 16 inches across. I am using a size 20 thread called Hakelgarn color 2006.

The pattern can be found on her  blog, or you can purchase the entire pattern from her Etsy  site.