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Friday, 23 September 2011

Tatting Challenge Yourself Exchange - Celtic Motif

I thought you might like to see my tatting challenge, over on "intatters", we are doing a challenge called Challenge Yourself Exchange in doing something we have not done before.
This is Celtic tatting rather different from ordinary tatting, let me explain for those of my followers who are not tatters. In Celtic tatting the chains or rings are woven in the design. I used the 5 point Celtic motif, only I thought it was too small so I did 10 points instead, it worked out just as good as the 5 points pattern link here

This is the first part of the design a ring of single rings and chain.

Second part of the design.

Third part of the design parts one and two are interwoven.

Then after they are interwoven the last round is tatted around the whole design, this is a close up of the pattern, the top picture shows the whole design.

Last Sunday I said I could not show you Suzanne's birthday card, I used my first tatted piece of the Celtic motif on her card, I could not post it until my Challenge Exchange Partner had received my challenge piece in Romania.
Ladybird has now received her motif and I can now tell you I used Lizbeth thread No 20 in the new colour Raspberry Frappe. Its lovely colour of pink and raspberry and I think it will be a firm favorite for many tatted items in the future.

Until we meet again take care




  1. this is beautiful but even after your description
    I still have no idea what tatting is is it a form of crochet or something looks beautiful anyway and hard
    Jacki xx

  2. Hi Margaret, ever thought of doing a Tatting Tutorial.....I love seeing your beautiful creations, they are so elegant and beautiful, but I to would not know where to begin with tatting......hope your looking forward to a good week-end.xx

  3. Margaret, this is a beautiful motif! Nice tatting.

    (Gian begrudgingly approves.)

    Fox : ))

  4. Fabulous Tatting Margaret, I bet Suzanne loved her card.
    Kevin xx

  5. I made Sue Hanson's 5-point Celtic pattern in patriotic colors and I thought it was such a clever design. I never would have thought to make it larger, and you have shown how easily it can be done, and in wonderful colors!

    Am I correct that the one on the card is actually in shades of gold threads, also size 20? That's very attractive, too.

    Thanks for the tutorial and the link! Nice to know Sue's patterns are still available on the internet. Sue also personally knew Mary Konior, which is amazing!

  6. these are just so delicate and beautiful, I wish I had such patience as you....always beautiful work

  7. wow this is beautiful margaret.the design is so intricate ;D

    xx coops xx

  8. Amazing tatting in a very pretty colour. Love this new Lizbeth colour. What thread colours did you use for the motif on the card?

  9. I am sorry I forgot to say the thread on the card is a very old ball of yellow Coats, I dont know the number as it is only half a ball left, and Lizbeth gold both are no 20 and worked in very well even though they are different makes.
    Thank you for the all the lovely comments,

  10. Wow! These are gorgeous Margaret! I love the yarn and how it's different shades, it creates a beautiful design!
    Sue xx

  11. such a beauty, sorry have not been to your blog for a while, if it is not my leg, it is something else, hope all is well.


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