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
Sunday, 31 July 2011
I bought Jon Yusoff's book 'Elegant Tatting Gems'. It has 18 snowflake designs, with charts and written instructions, which are very easy to follow. This is number 4 and is called Baiduri. I tatted it, using Flora 20 in two colours.
I made a mistake at the start and had to cut a picot and stitch in another one. There is a fluffy stump that I will have to cut away but it might unravel, so this one is for me. It was so nice to tat, though, I will happily tat another.
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