Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Another Button

I took Jane Eborall's suggestion and added beads to the top of the button. It works well with this rather boring button. I have a few more buttons like this, which are similar but not matching and therefore can't be used for a sewing project.  This is a good way to use them up.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Progress Report

I haven't had a lot of tatting time in the last few days, but I have made some progress on my Patchwork magic square. Scroll down to see more about it and links to Robin's pattern.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Casting A Larger Spell

My last magic square turned out to be the same as Robin's diagram. I really want to tat a bigger square, so I'm having another go. My idea of turning Robin's diagram upside down is fine, but I needed to use a different 'apex':
That's the new one on the left and the previous one on the right. It does boggle the mind a little, I hope I can keep it all straight. So what I've done forms a quarter of the new square, where it was half of the previous one.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


I really liked this bracelet so I decided to make a longer version, using the same pattern from from I posted the bracelet off yesterday but I may just wear this necklace myself.   

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

More Spring Flowers

This is muskaan's pattern, using her floating beads technique. You can find links to the pattern on this post. I didn't have teardrop beads, so I used little groups of beads on each outer chain. As muskaan says, there are a lot of possibilities for this pattern. And they're perfect for Spring!

Spring Flowers

Jack's little flower garden is looking really pretty. The fruit trees are flowering too:

Here are some tatted flowers for Spring. Thanks to Fox for the inspiration.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Light and Lacy

Last week a friend took me to a marvelous yarn and fabric shop in Kimberley. It's just as well we arrived minutes before closing time because it would be easy to go wild in there! I mostly bought sewing essentials like interfacing but I couldn't resist buying two balls of mohair yarn. I used most of the yarn, but at 25 g a ball, it means the scarf weighs less than 50 g. Super light and fluffy. Of course, with Summer almost here, I don't need a mohair scarf right now, so this is pure indulgence.