Wednesday, 27 July 2016


Just noticed two mistakes in yesterday's photo.too far back to go back.  Guess I'll just have to start again and take more care next time

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

26th July 2016

I've resurrected  this long unused blog to show the Ice Crystal design which I started after Frivole began making it.  I have followed the pattern exactly and I think that it will lay flat after blocking.  Now that I have begun on the outer the slight ruffling is improving.  Thanks Frivole for inspiring me to revisit this design which I made many years ago from the original Swedish version of the book.  I now use the 1974 English translation

Monday, 12 November 2012

I have managed to find time to get back to this project and round 3 of the separate round version is finished.
I am still patiently and slowly undoing the other version back to the mistake so that I can achieve my aim of working it with no joins.  I can only do a little at a time as it is very titing to my eyes

Monday, 29 October 2012

This is the second round of the motif that I am working in separate rounds.  I like this colourway much more than the other one

Thursday, 25 October 2012


Here I am happily working on round three of the "all in one pass" version and I have to join to a picot that isn't there!! Can you see the arrow pointing to a chain with 4 picots instead of five.  I can't quite decide what to do.  I could cut it off at the mistake, or I could try to cut out a small section and put in a "patch" but neither of this would fit in with the plan of completing the mat in one pass.  Maybe I  will just undo it stitch by stitch.  I think I will put it away for a few days and get on with the other version while I think about the problem

Monday, 8 October 2012

This is the version of the mat that I am working in one pass.  The thread is still Lizbeth 40 but the colour is Cotton Candy. I am now working on the second round and i have only had to go back a couple of times when I forgot about the frontside/backside tatting

Sunday, 30 September 2012

My first blog


I have decided to set up a blog about my tatting.  I have a very busy life with a lot of commitments and also a lot of other hobbies so maybe I won't post very often.  I have been motivated to start the blog to share my tatting of Jon's tat-a-long.

This is the first round worked in Lizbeth 40 Grape Swirl.
When I had cut and tied the ends I was not sure that I really wanted to do it that way!!
So I have decided to do two versions: one in separate rounds and one climbing out of rounds and with frontside backside tatting.  I find this very hard because I learned to tat as a child and had been tatting for 50 years before I discovered frontside backside tatting on the internet.  My brain knows what I have to do but my fingers rush ahead and do things the way they have always done them