Monday, October 29, 2018

Needs Tatting

It's a little strange to buy fabric based on the scraps that will be left over. I bought lilac satin to make a nightie so that I can use the off cuts to line my embroidered glasses case. I do like the colour (the colour of the jacaranda trees that are flowering here at the moment), but the nightie is very plain. Tatting, it needs tatting:
The motif, lurking in my stash, is from The Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito.


  1. A little bit of tatting makes the perfect embellishment!

  2. I like your reverse engineering thought process ;-D
    Nice embellishment, though I like the nightie as is.

  3. Buying for scraps! Looks beautiful with the tatting! There are really trees that color? How lovely. I wonder if thwt’s what they are in southern Italy that i’ve Seen in June. Gorgeous!

    1. I don’t know about Italy, but cities like Pretoria and Harare have avenues of Jacarandas that are really spectacular at this time of the year. It’s not indigenous to Africa though, I gather it comes from South America.

  4. Beautiful projects! And I like your logic, that's the best excuse for buying fabric I've ever heard! 🙂

  5. It looks beautifully cool in that colour, and of course a little tatting was needed!
    Jacarandas are in bloom all over Brisbane too, at this time of the year. At Queensland University it has always been an unwritten rule never to sit under a Jacaranda tree, because if a blossom falls on you you are destined to fail your exams! And the trees remind schoolchildren all over the city that it's now exam time!