Tat’s All She Wrote had a Give Away to celebrate her 200th post on her blog. She had designed a charm to go on a phone or scissors. I thought the charm was so pretty and told her so... I won it !! After three weeks of waiting I e-mailed Marty to ask if it could have got lost in the post. I was so disappointed but she said she would make another one and send it. I waited another week and then we had the volcano, the skies were closed and I thought I had lost it forever. Suddenly within a week, the first one and then the second one arrived. I must also mention the beading needle that came with both charms, so I have 2 of those now. They will be very useful. Am I lucky ?? I should say so. Thank you so much Marty for all the trouble you went to and for the needles and lovely charms. They are both so pretty and beautifully made.
I have been tatting an edging, using Lizbeth no. 20. Isn't the colour lovely. It's 'curds & Whey' by Mary Konior. It is to be sewn round a bonnet, which I will show you, when I have finished it.
I needed a fine edging for the edge of the bonnet, and made up the one at the bottom of the picture. Now can I claim this as my own design. It is so simple, I can't believe that no-one has done it before. On the other hand, is it so basic that it can't be copy righted?
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