Friday, March 2, 2012


The earrings on the left are Yarnplayer's Roundabout earrings. I made a slight change so that I could tat them in one pass. The ones on the right are Jane Eborall's Winsome Drop earrings. I made them from the bottom up, rather than top down as the pattern says. This is my second go at them. I used silver beads to go with the clear 'drop' bead, but they were too big and the effect was too 'clunky'.

I see that many tatters scan their work. I tried it this morning with these, but it didn't seem to work as well as my camera. Is that because of the beads? Why do people scan instead of photographing? I must say I'm impressed with my Fujifilm camera, which doesn't seem fazed by shaking hands!


  1. Your photos are great.

    Scanning gets rid of all background, sometimes shows very correct colours of the thread and has no shadows. I hardly ever scan, as I have a cheap scanner, but my camera is good so I use that.

    The earrings are very pretty.
    Fox : )

  2. Both sets of earrings are lovely! I scan and photograph, it just depends on the end result I am looking for.

  3. I find that if there are large beads the scanner is no good, photographs are better.
    I love making Jane's winsome earrings as I can go bad with beads! I haven't tried this particular pattern of Yarnplayers, yours have come out well.

  4. Wonderful earrings. Karen in OR

  5. Thanks for all the comments. I'll have to experiment with the scanner, perhaps using tatting that doesn't have beads. The camera is much smaller and easier to move about! But I see now that it doesn't have to be one or t'other.