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

Monday, 28 February 2011

Video demo uploaded

I was asked to demonstrate tatting the outer edging of my Coronet Doily as it was a little complicated and here is the end result.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Motif and Coronet Edging

I have been asked to video myself working the outer edging on my Coronet Doily and so, of course, I had to make another one to achieve this. I used Lizbeth thread, size 40 in 120 colourway, but this thread was a real nightmare with the amount of twist in it!!! No matter how carefully I wound my shuttles, or let them dangle, there was always too much twist.....I had to be really careful how I closed my rings!
The software with my new computer is soooo different from my last one that it is going to take me sometime to work out how to edit my video. For YouTube it can only be 10 minutes or less and at the moment my clip is 30!

This is a little motif that I doodled with a couple of nights ago. I just wanted to tat something while I was watching television and this is what I came up with.
I used split rings, split chains and thrown off rings to achieve the look.
The thread is Altin Basak 50, although it tats up more like a 20 size!

Monday, 21 February 2011

Bandwidth exceeded again!

With uploading my lastest book, and it being so popular, I have exceeded my bandwidth on my web site.
Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience for anyone wanting to purchase any of my books. The web site will be back on line on 1st March 2011.
This only happens when I actually upload a new book.......and this latest book is quite a big file!

Monday, 14 February 2011

Hexagon doily

I played around with the square motif I did last year using mock rings and made it into a 6-sided hexagon shape.
It is a very basic pattern that I am sure many other tatters have come up with.
I simply joined each motif so that the whole shape was a hexagon and then finished it off with a border.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Tatted Tiaras and Bridal Pieces

The new book "Tatted Tiaras and Bridal Pieces" is now available and uploaded onto my web site, Here is the direct link to the appropriate page.

I decided to get a move on with this publication so that fellow tatters had plenty of time for tatting for spring brides and weddings.
The pictures show just a few of the 24 pages.
I hope you all enjoy having a go!