Friday, 30 November 2012

First try at the glass mat

This is my first attempt at Mary Konior's glass mat, in her book Tatting with Visual Patterns. It was a challenge for me. First problem, I just used some cheap white thread, not singed. And it even had a thick spot. Every time I had to undo a ring, it broke. And I made lots of errors in the pattern. It requires good concentration. But, please don't be discouraged, if you want to make it. I'm on muscle relaxers for my back and I always watch TV when I tat. All that, and I can't wait to make another one.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

A pretty find

I obtained this from a friend who just had it tucked away. She doesn't know anything about it. I think the work is gorgeous. The tatting is meticulous. Unfortunately, the joins are frayed. I plan to put fray check on the joins and hope to restore it. 

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Sarah's Bracelet

This little cutie is from Sarah of I started it while doing my Christmas Farmers market this past Saturday.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

More snow and a little angel

It's snowing out, so I've got some more snowflakes ready for Saturday's Christmas market. And, a little angel too.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Snowflake doodad, revamped

Lace-loving Librarian was kind enough to allow me to revamp her pattern. I'd like to teach this snowflake, so I wrote it "old school" for newbies.

Clover Leaf Snowflake
R 4-4-4-4
R 4+4-4-4. Repeat this row, 4 times.
R 4+4-4+4. Cut and tie.
*R 7-4-3. R 3+4-1-1-4-3. R 3+4-7.
Ch 7+7 (joined to center p of first motif)
Repeat from *5 more times.
Cut and tie to base of first clover.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Alberta snowflake

Here's one more BIG snowflake. I found some #10 cotton that has sparkle already on it. I had to give it a whirl.

Heavy Snowfall

I made a few snowflakes and then put some sparkle on them. They are for our Christmas farmers market this month.