This is a blog about my Tatting. My stitching can be seen on Wendystitches.blogspot.com. More of my handicrafts can be seen on Wendy's Crafty Hands at www.handicrafts.org.uk
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Sharon's Rose Mat
Now I can show you what I have been tatting for the last few weeks. This is a design by Sharon Briggs for her new book Marvellous Motifs. She designed the rose and plain motif but wanted to see what they would look like as a mat. There are nine in all. Five of the rose, four plain. The thread I used is Flora 20 in a variegated green. The roses are also Flora in three different gold/yellow colours. The edging I tatted in the same colour as the basic rose.
I taught myself to tat from books, as a teenager, but had never met another tatter. Joining on-line groups has given me a new enthusiasm for the art, and enabled me to learn new techniques. I have even tried my hand at designing.
Any diagrams for working these tatted pieces are on my website www.handicrafts.org.uk
My stitching can be seen on Wendystitches.blogspot.com