Saturday, February 11, 2012

Handbag tatting

I like to keep a little baggy in my handbag with easy tatting that I can do while I wait in a queue or accompany Jack to a cattle sale ( that's where this tatting was done). My favourite tatting for this is the split ring braid, preferably with plain thread on one side and multicoloured on the other. The shuttles were sent to me by my sister-in-law when she lived in Singapore and are perfect for this. They hold a lot of thread, and not having a hook is no problem because there are no joins in the braid. I use the braids to decorate pillowcases or clothes or whatever. When this braid gets a bit longer, I'll wrap it around a bit of cardboard to keep it tidy.


  1. What a great idea. I bet some of the cattle get interested from time to time!!!

  2. Perfect bag and pretty thread!
    Fox : )

  3. I did laugh Jane! No, but some of the other people in the stands sometimes do. One man behind me once leaned forward to ask what I was doing and then said he couldn't possibly do something so repetative and boring!! This from a man who was sitting there doing nothing!

    Thanks, Fox, the rainbow thread is Cebelia which I dyed myself. Must dye some more, the skein is almost finished.