Designer of many tatting patterns. Simple method of beaded tatting. Flowers are my inspiration!

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Carla's Basket of Flowers

Carla sent me a picture of a basket of flowers using one of my flower patterns. Isn't colour combination striking?!

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Progression on the Cluny Doily!

This is the story so far. I am simply making it up as I go along. It is quite slow growing as the thread is only size 80, but I like the delicateness of the overall look. I think one, or maybe two more rounds, will be enough to complete this doily.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Queen Anne's Lace PDF

I now have a PDF of the Queen Anne's Lace pattern that is one of the flowers in my ebook Summer Collection of Tatted Flowers. The reason that I have done an individual PDF of this pattern is that it is made up entirely of daisy picots and quite a few tatters have expressed a desire to perfect this technique.

There is a picture of the flower here and if you would like a free copy of the PDF simply email me.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

First Foray Into Cluny Design!

As the title suggests, this is my first attempt at trying to design a motif incorporating clunies. When I saw how fabulous Elisadusud's cluny tatting was I knew I had to master this technique! I had tried clunies in the past and managed to "create" a passable example but seeing Elisa's I knew that I had to bite the bullet and get some proper practice in.

After several trial runs I started my motif and by the time I had done my second round of clunies I found that I was really getting to grips with them. I occassionally find that the centre warp thread becomes irritatingly loose and can't seem to understand why, but then I will do another couple without any problem at all.

Ah well, as I have told many of my students in the past, it just takes practice, practic, pratice!

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Apple Blossom Birthday Card

I have made the apple blossom design into a birthday card for my mum. As many of you now, she has been very poorly recently and so I thought I would make an extra special card for her big day (82 years young!) on 16th February. At last she is recovering from her double pneumonia and is now spending time in a beautiful residential home that she says is absolutely wonderful! You deserve nothing but the best, Mum!

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

A Touch Of Spring! (sigh)

Here is the completed Apple Blossom. Doesn't it make you wish Spring was just around the corner, especially as we here in the UK have just had the heaviest snowfall for 18 years!!!

Monday, 2 February 2009

4 steps to perfection!

I thought everyone would like to see my progression of designing my next 3D flower - the apple blossom! I started with an idea of using double double stitches and using Pamela Myers' Apple Blossom HDT in size 20. As you can see it took me 4 attempts to achieve the shape I was looking for, but I am now happy with the flower shape. My next job will be to create a twig!