Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Day 1

Jane Eborall has started her Tat It and See for 2015. It's an excellent way to start off the year. Jane gives the pattern in small bits over some time. The really fun bit is that no one except Jane knows what we're tatting. Guesses start from the very beginning though. It's great fun to visit the Tat It and See blog, read where tatters comes from, what thread they're using,  what they think it is, and so on.

For the record, the thread I'm using is Cebelia, a pretty light peach colour.  Size 20, as specified by Jane. I'm using the silver shuttle that my husband had made for me a few years ago, and a clover shuttle.

I'm not much good at guessing what we're making, so I'm certainly not going to start this early in the proceedings!


  1. hi, Jane, may I add as a comment to your students who speak Afrikaans, That Riet Surtel translates jane E's TIAS every year in Dutch. This is a great opportunity to learn-and agree on- the translation of 'modern tatting' terms.
    If someone wants to read the instructions in Dutch, send her a note:
    Thank you

  2. Thanks very much for the link. One learner has said she will follow the TIAS but not join in this time. I sent messages to the others, so I hope they will join in, but I don't know.

  3. I am considering it this time, I have enjoyed guessing in the past, and know I can start little late too :)

  4. I love your square button! Like you, I'm terrible at guessing, so I'll just tat along and enjoy the fun.

    1. The funny thing is, it's not square. It has a square groove around it and looks square, so I wondered if it would work, then had another look and realised it's a normal round button.

  5. I thought the button was square, too! Optical illusion! \

    The 'Masquerade' pattern by Mary Konior is fascinating, too, in that it also has the 'optical illusion' of having two different motifs rather than just one, to create the 'squares' and 'circles' effect!

    I appreciated your kitchen 'cleanup' story. I also vow to keep mine that way, but it never works out!