Tuesday, January 27, 2015
here. I e-mailed Muskaan who very kindly pointed me in the right direction. I had also been unsuccessful in searching Craftree, but Muskaan gave me a link to the discussion there too. I printed out Patty's diagram and followed that. Not without a struggle, as you can see below:
Monday, January 26, 2015
here. They're not as simple as they may look. I'm familiar with layered tatting, where the layers are not joined to each other, but in this pattern the upper small rings are joined to the lower bigger rings. I read Corina Meyfeldt's notes here and followed her link to Georgia Seitz's notes on Ankars tatting. I'd like to say, 'Before I began', but actually it was after I realised I didn't know what I was doing! The beads are sewn on after the tatting is done, which is a first for me. I think they turned out fine. Thanks for the pattern Mary.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
I came back with produce from Dorie's garden - grapes, tomatoes and figs. The figs had been prepared for jam making, so I had to get them into the pot as soon as I got home.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Thanks very much Wendy. It's beautifully delicate and reminds me that I must do more tatting with finer thread.
There was a pretty origami bow with the bag. Wendy had to tell me to look inside for her note because I was reluctant to destroy the bow by opening it! I took a photo first.