Thursday 8 December 2011

Christmas Medallions

Here are some Christmas Medallions. They are designed by Nancy Tracy.  She has the  Be-stitched web site.  I tatted both of these medallions for Christmas swaps.  I hope the recipients like them as much as I enjoyed tatting them.

The thread I used is Altin Basak 50, equivalent to about 20 in other threads.  I find the gold filament running through the thread breaks very easily when drawing the rings up and is nearly impossible to untat.  So, if you tat with it, concentrate on the chart and don't make mistakes !!      
It looks very pretty though and is worth the effort.

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. 

Monday 18 July 2011

Bookmark Swap

I tatted this bookmark from a design by Nancy Tracy.  It is for a Bookmark Swap for the Crafts Forum on Forums America.  I used Flora 20 in Purple and Yellow.

Friday 25 March 2011

TIAS 2011

A bit late, but here is my tatted aeroplane.  Jane Eborall organised a TIAS and this is what it turned out to be.  I think it is quite cute.    Here is the pattern

Sunday 6 February 2011

Star in Clover

This Star was designed by  Jon Yussoff  and I tatted it using Lizbeth no 20 in this pretty blue.  Stars sometimes twinkle blue don't they ?  I like the little star in the middle with the clean lines as well as the elaborate outside one.  


This  lovely snowflake was designed by Christiane Eichler.   She named it Editha.   I tatted it in no 20 Lizbeth .  The colour is blue but it hasn't come out very well in the photo.

Monday 3 January 2011

Merryment Doily

Another version of Merryment doily designed by Jon Yussoff.  This time tatted in Lizbeth no. 20  in a variegated yellow.  Looks entirely different from the Christmas decoration.