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.
- Batty Tatter
- I retired early because my legs don't like holding me up for too long. So now I can do things in my own time. I like to sell things at farmers market. Most of which, I've made myself, e.g. homemade soap, crochet dish cloths, hand towels, baby afghans and of course,..tatting.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
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
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Friday, 16 November 2012
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. 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.