I tatted this heart to put on a card for my daughter's birthday. It is another one of Jon Yussoff's designs. It looks so pretty with this thread. Anchor Mercer crochet no 20. The daisies are joined by split rings and the chain added after. Jon has tatted a two colour one which looks entirely different.
I tatted this pretty bookmark from Ladytats pattern Daisy and Butterfly Bookmark. I love the way she has made each butterfly join to the next one and the little flower petals. So sweet. The long chain to join to the last flower is made with Josephine knots. The thread I used is an Anchor Mercer Crochet no 20 A very pretty variegated thread.
This is what Lorena Finnerty sent me in the Secret Santa Exchange. The pretty Tatted mini doily she adapted from Susanne Schwenke's 'Musterbeschreibung' I love the colours. The thread is an HDT by Karey Solomon. Must find a really nice pattern to tat with that. The beautifully neat bracelet, Lorena made herself from Parachute cord. Some scrummy chocolates and a cute little note clip board. How lucky am I !!
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