Thursday, September 5, 2019


The colours are closer in real life than they appear on my computer screen. The butterfly is Mary's Butterfly. I have seen it on Mary's blog,, but used the link from Marja's blogpost  to find the pattern here. I didn't download the pattern properly, because I didn't want to sign up for yet another app or program, Scribd, but I could follow the pattern anyway.

I made a spiral chain this time instead of Victorian sets. I should've reread my own post about Sherry Pence's tips for tatting spiral chains, but no, I didn't, so I did flip the stitches. Oddly, I found that it wasn't the working shuttle I had to let drop to rewind, it was the one forming the stitches. Perhaps that's why direct stitches work better.


  1. I've wanted to tat this for quite some time now. I like what you are doing!!! And nice tips :-)))

  2. That was my favorite butterfly for a long time. Looks great!! :)

  3. Beautiful tatted butterfly. I have yet to attempt the butterfly pattern - yours is so pretty. (thx for sharing all the links) Agree with you: Spirals can be a challenge ; )