Thursday 24 November 2016

Exchange Flake 2016

This lovely snowflake and card arrived all the way from Queensland Australia and is tatted by Judith Connors, The wreath on the front of the card is also tatted. This is  part of an exchange organized by the Fringe Element Tatters.  

The Fringe organizes three or four exchanges a year and my tatting has traveled all around the world and I have received exchange tatting from  many far away places.  It has been a fun way to meet tatters and make new friends.  

Now I have had a few bad experiences but nothing that has discouraged me.  Please don't join an exchange if you cannot complete it.  If circumstances come up (which they often do) or you are running out of time, let the organizer know as soon as possible so that the two of you can find a solution.  Happy Tatting  Everyone.

Finally, to my neighbors to the south, Happy Thanksgiving. 🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃 

Friday 18 November 2016

Flying Minor Norwegian Dragon

I am in an Ornament exchange on Instagram and the group is quite diverse so I am choosing some non traditional tatting patterns. This is called Flying Minor Norwegian Dragon by Anne Bruvold.

This is a pattern I have always wanted to tat.  It can be completed by an intermediate tatter. You need to know how to do split rings and single shuttle split rings (SSSR).  Watch which shuttle is to be used when tatting the wings.  By using magic thread on the last chain of the wing and an SSSR to finish off there will be few ends to hide.

I used Lizbeth 20 Fern Green Med thread and scraps of orange thread for the flames.  The wingspan is 4.5 inches or 11 cm. Tail to nose stretched straight is also 4.5 in or 11 cm.

I think this is a bit too large for an ornament so I'm going to try again with a smaller thread.

Links to SR and SSSR tatting
Jane Eborall Tips & Techniques
Frivole YouTube

Saturday 5 November 2016


Well, I never, never knew such a simple little chick could create so much attention.

My Easter Chick has been nominated by Craftree members in the category of Best Overall Project.  If you want to know how it was created just follow this link back to my original post.

Thank you to all the Craftree members who voted for the chick and thought I deserved to be in the category along with other great projects. Please take the time to go on over and take a look at all the nominated tatting by clicking on the image above,  and please vote but it does not have to be for me, voting is now open to the public.

Good luck to all those nominated in each category.

I have completed my tatting for the Fringe Element Tatters exchange but can't show you until my exchange partner has received it, which may be a few weeks from now.

And finally, my Ring of Tatters newsletter has arrived and it is full of celtic tatting and ornaments and many other goodies. If you want to know more about the Ring of Tatters or become a member please follow this link.  Now what to tat next...