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Saturday, 22 May 2010

More Tatting today

This is the most wonderful day of the year, its hot and the sun is shinning with not a cloud in the sky.
I have been in Craft Fair at The Cheese and Grain in Frome in Somerset today, and I am feeling very up beat as I had a good day, the best days takings I have had this year.
Its amazing how many people have never heard of this ancient art, which dates back to the 15 century at least, It is worked with a shuttle where the Cotton is wound around in the middle, some designs such as the daisies are worked with two shuttles, but the butterflies are worked with one shuttle on a continuous thread.
I thought I would bring you some more tatting items, the daisies are something new, I found an old pattern which I have never done before, but then adjusted the flower a little to look more like a daisy, the original pattern looked a bit over the top with large picots. I thought this look more simple and still has eight rings and looks to me like petals. I had a lot of comments on them, I did several colours but there is always someone who wants something else and yes I was asked if I had a black one............. I am not sure if daisies come in black, I like to make flowers no matter how I am making them in the colours flowers are.

This a smaller version of my knitted and tatted picture, I have sewn the flowers and tatting onto card and made a small butterfly, then made a card frame and gold peel offs in the corners and down the sides.

The tatting in this picture has been worked in embroidery silk, with three strands and with a few beads added for decoration. The knitted Foxglove has been knitted on number 14 needles again with three strands of embroidery thread.

The picture below has a motif, its something that went wrong, well not really wrong but it was supposed to be a cross, only I just went on around instead of going down to make the cross. When I finished it I found it made an interesting motif so I mounted it on card and then in a card frame, with gold peel off around the frame. The other picture is of one of my butterflies which again I have mounted and done a card frame with gold peel offs around it.

I hope you have found this blog interesting and have enjoyed reading my piece, I look forward to seeing you again in blog land.
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Have a nice weekend


  1. hi margaret,they are works of art,glad you did well at the show,x

  2. Hi Hun,Fab works of art Margaret,and you know I adore the one that 'went wrong' as you put it and the butterfly,my you are clever with all this.....xxx

  3. Pretty daisies. Love your 'gone wrong' cross. Keep up the tatting - tat land needs all the tatters it can get!!!

  4. wow margaret, these are so stunnning.i love how they are so intricate and detailed.well done on your success at the craft fair too.luv coops.xx

  5. Love your cards Margaret and the way you used the peel-offs. Your Foxgove picture is outstanding.


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