I am not talking about the findings that refer to notions or jewellery making, but rather to the pattern I found on Sally Kerson’s blog, here, and the new one I have chosen for the hankie I am working on.
Sally’s motifs were so pretty and I realised I had the book they were in, so I chose some #80 Yarnplayer HDT that I had been given as a gift a while ago and loaded up my shuttles.
This is a fun, fast tat. It measures about 4”.
I began using Robin Perreti’s pattern, but it was slow going and I wasn’t enjoying the process. I found the Catherine Wheel joins cumbersome and I could not get them consistently equal in size, so I found another pattern:
Here is Robin’s pattern. Very pretty and I might use it for another project, but not good for me on this one.
Anyone who knows me or reads tat-ology for any length of time knows I do not play well with frills, neither in tatting, nor jewellery, nor clothing nor home decor. So, it is strange that I actually gave this delicate, bone china dish a new home.
I was jogging on the weekend and noticed a forlorn plate peeking out of a box of discarded household goods that had been put out on the sidewalk for the garbage truck. I rescued it and ran home with it tucked under my arm.
Though it is really out of place in my spartan, white cupboard, I rather like it. It may be useful to photograph my tatting!