Friday, February 3, 2012

Slow Stitching

It doesn't look like much and I do wish it were all red - a gorgeous shade in #40 Lizbeth that I have not used before, - but this is for someone who ordered red and white. I added beads to make it less, hmmm, red and white!

Slowing down has really made a huge difference in the quality of my tatting; I wish you could feel how sturdy this motif is.  Suddenly, the change in tension is remarkable.

They  - whoever 'they' are -  say that 'a rest is as good as a change,' and I see the validity in this aphorism as I spend a little less time with the shuttles.

Tangling has occupied the majority of minutes in the past week and this has affected my tatting, all to the good.  There is a valuable lesson to be learned here for the obsessed and addicted portions of my personality!



  1. pretty! Well the red and white is very Valentine-ish.

  2. I recognize this - it's my go-to pattern by Mary Konior
    It'll be pretty!

  3. Lovely piece of red and white tatting, well done

    I think this goat herd is growing,

  4. Your stitches are so even and beautiful! Quality, not quantity!

  5. Whoa! Miranda, coming from you, that is quite a compliment! Thank you! : )

  6. This looks beautiful and crisp, and wonderful in red.

  7. I think the motif is going to look great. I like that you are using some silver beads to accent the red and white! Good idea!

    Heehee, it's fun to see how everyone's goat is turning out... I know Jane's having a good laugh from all the coloured animals we produce.

  8. I love Lizbeth #40 also, such a pretty color. The motif is looking very nice. And it's great that your tangling has helped with your tatting. Who knew?