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

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Bible cover completed

Here, as promised, are pictures of the bible cover. This is how it will look on the bible
This is the cover spread out before the side sleeves are folded over
This is the cover with the side sleeves folded over and anchored with a small tatted edging at the top and bottom of each sleeve.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Bible cover- update

The bible cover is almost completed and when it is I will post pictures of it.
For the other cover that Eileene wants for her Book of Mormon, I think I will try and find a different motif....just so that I don't get bored! I designed a pretty square motif last year, using SCMRs (self closing mock rings) and I think that I can adapt this little motif to do the job I want.

Monday, 27 June 2011


Carla placed this picture and post on her blog of my daffodil pattern that she worked from my ebook Tatted Flowers From Bulbs.
Didn't she do a good job?

Friday, 17 June 2011

Bible cover

I was asked by my dear friend, Eileene, from USA, to make covers for her Holy Bible and Book of Mormon. She gave me the measurements and this is what I have come up with so far. The motifs will cover the front and back of each book and the rows of tatting will go down the spines. I will also do rows of tatting at each end and fasten at the top and bottom to make sleeves to anchor the covers on the books. I am using DMC size 70 and so the work is really delicate. The one I am doing at the moment (the bible one) will be 12 1/2" by 7 1/2".

What do you think of it so far?

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Josehpine Knot Bookmark Pattern

I have now written out the pattern for my latest bookmark, that I have called Josephine Knot Bookmark. You will find the link here or there is also a link on the right side bar of this blog in the "My Free Patterns" section. Enjoy!

Thursday, 2 June 2011


This is the adaptation of the Starfish doily. By using just one "tentacle" and elongating it, it makes a great bookmark!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

3 Pics!

I was playing around with my cross bookmark pattern, which I thought I could make into a star shape and this is the result - 5 pointed like a starfish - I quite like it. Next I am going to make a "straight" bookmark with the same josephine knot edging.

My next door neighbour is very kind to me, always lending me great books to read and so I thought I would surprise her with one of my cross bookmarks.

Here is a picture of my recent oval doily now in it's final resting place. I often put my tatted doilies under glass as it protects them and the glass protects the top of the wooden furniture. This occassional table is was bought in 1985 and there isn't a scratch on it!