Friday, March 1, 2013

Jivin’ With Jan

Stawasz, that is! 
His patterns are so challenging, so well designed. 
These are tiny and just parts of patterns from the 2nd book, but look! 
How pretty!
Diane inspired me last week, I think it was, to do this. 
I have been impatiently itching to tat it as I 
finished the HN’s last row.

This one I found yesterday and had 
lots of thread on the shuttles so here it is:

Yummy, right?


  1. both of those are very nice little motifs. And I can imagine how much fun it is to tat something that you can finish in a short amount of time.

  2. These colors really jumped off the page! And your tatting looks great! I like those graduated picots!

    Is his 'method' just front-side back-side? I've never quite grasped the explanation. Apparently you have no problem following his patterns.

    1. Kathy, I have no idea what his “thing” is. To me his explanations are rather convoluted and his diagrams are ridiculously difficult to follow so I just do my own diagram with what I think are the right numbers and go from there! I think he really is just about fs/bs, but starts his tatting with half of a stitch... I don’t know!

      I do know I like the final result and his designs are beautiful in whatever way they are attained.
      Fox : )

  3. Oh my, those graduated picots are so perfect!

  4. Love, love, love the colors! I'm starting to get used to Jan's patterns, but I don't always follow his stitch count. Some things just make more sense when I do them my way. ;-)

  5. What fun little bits and such gorgeous height of spring them!

  6. the result is stunning !
    you have become a huge fan of Joan patterns ;-)

  7. Very nice motifs. I agree, Stawasz's designs are very good, but challenging. Have fun!