Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Accomplishing Annamaria

I did it.

This is Iris Nieback’s pattern.

You KNOW what these patterns are like.

This was my first crack at it.

Just a little un-tatting.

I am thrilled!

I have to say that I have been watching Umintsuru’s success with the Iris patterns. She has been the inspiration I needed to FINALLY have some success with a pattern from the booklet of Niebach patterns: Tatted Doilies. Thanks Wendy!

p.s. Olympus #40 thread. Isn’t this a wonderful turquoise?


  1. This is lovely to look at! So many interesting elements creating a unique design. Look at those cool picots and those tiny rings. I'm always amazed how Iris designs patterns in one pass.

  2. That's so pretty! I love the color, and the pattern has some really nice details in it. :)

  3. Well, we inspire each other. My colorful doily was inspired by you but I do prefer your colour choices though. Now, I have to tat Annamaria as it looks so pretty. Well done!

  4. that is really beautiful well done with only a little untatting

  5. I am so happy to read all these kind words for I am very proud of this one. I have never had much luck with Iris patterns - they get finished, but they always have looked a little ... well... lumpy and sad to me. : )) This one makes me smile!
    Fox : )

  6. I like this one very much Fox. That is a pretty color of thread and your did really well on this pattern. congratulations on finishing with little stress.

  7. My heartiest congratulations! I have looked at Iris's patterns and thought them very pretty but very complicated. So I've never tried any of them. Turned out beautifully.

  8. Hi Fox

    Lovely very pretty pattern and gorgeous colour, well done
    We all inspire each other, and that's what I like in the tatting international community.
    Love to Gian


    1. Me too Margaret. It is an amazingly supportive community. This blog and indeed my tatting would not exist without Tat-Land and tatters like you.

  9. I love Iris's patterns, but I have to pay really close attention to them. Love the turquoise!

  10. Pretty, pretty! You know, I never thought your previous attempts at Iris Niebach patterns looked lumpy or sad, but I an delighted that your latest motif inspires happiness -- because your tatting always inspires happiness in me!

  11. It is a nice turqoise. And yay! for accomplishing the tat so well!

  12. Lovely, lovely!

    Wish I'd seen you at Finger Lakes - there were a number of folks from up your way.

  13. Fox, this is a beautiful piece of tatting. The turquoise is exquisite! Well done :-)

  14. What a beautiful piece! I have often admired Iris' patterns but have yet to try my hand at one.