Monday, March 4, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Round 4

Progress continues on Jon Yusoff's Tat-a-Long doily. This round has lots of lock joins (as do some of the following rounds. I am bothered by blips of color in my joins. I use Jane Eborall's  blipless join to avoid this. For lock joins, I usually pull up a loop for the join. I discovered that if I pull the loop Down, the blip of color in the lock join is less obvious. Who knew??

Monday, February 18, 2019


Jon Yusoff is hosting a Tat-a-long doily on Facebook. I have joined in the fun. Here are my first 3 rounds. I am using a ball of Manuela size 20 in a lovely shaded blue color. I only have one ball so I hope the doily does not get too large or I will have to use another color for the outer rounds. I love this thread - it's a nice Cordonnet but not as twisty as Lizbeth. 

Thursday, February 14, 2019


I've been making little hearts. Lots of little hearts. This pattern is from Gloria Nelson. I've shuttle tatted it, and needle tatted it. The smallest is size 40. The larger hearts are needle tatted in size 10. It's a great pattern for practicing needle tatting and for  emptying off shuttles too.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Finished gift

I have wanted to tat a pair of baby booties, but both my grandsons are boys. A special friend is expecting a baby girl next month, so this is my opportunity. The pattern is in Cathy Bryant's book. I used DMC Cordonnet in size 20. The booties are about 3 inches long. Hubby says they won't fit, guess I will find out when the baby gets here.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Teaching Tatting

I just registered for the Shuttle birds Tatting event in May. I'll be teaching needle tatting at the event. My first classis  basic needle tatting class -  We will make true rings as shown in the edging above with the bare thread spaces between the rings. Students will make a motif using the ring and chain method.  

My students will practice their new skills by making a snowflake with floating or non-floating rings.