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Saturday, 1 April 2017

International Tatting Day

Today is International Tatting Day,   its an important day for us tatters as we usually get to go out and tat in public,   not sure I will be able to but you never know I might find somewhere to tat when I go shopping.
For over 25 years tatters all over the world have been celebrating International Tatting Day.   As the news letter from BellaOnline.com said she wish she could say what tatters were tatting 200 years ago but we can't. Possibly hanky edgings and doily's just the same as today, well similar in fact some of the patterns still exist and are still being tatted and brought up to date.  But one things for sure they wont have been tatting the Ice Drops.
The yellow Ice Drop is Diane's pattern Purple Fudge Ice Drop,  I used some yellow coats variegated no 20 thread,  its quite old and I have no idea when I brought it but with the white and a gold glass gem in the middle,  I did a different hanging chain for this one,  with 5 flipped and 5 unflipped stitches,  I think I should have followed the pattern better and did a lock chain on the the small rings at the top of the chains, never mind I am pleased with it and it looks real spring like.

 This is Diane's pattern called Root Beer Fudge Ice Drop,  for this one I used Grape Pizzaz in no 20,  the beads are pale pink they only just show up in the picture and the center is a plain white glass gem,  the hanging chain I did a spiral stitches.

Here is a link to Diane's blog for the patterns

Have a good day and Happy tatting



  1. Happy International Tatting Day, Margaret! I love the colors you've used. I smile when I see my patterns tatted by others... it's so flattering!

  2. Have a great day & love your ice drop versions :-)
    Your pinterest challenge tatting is very impressive, too !

  3. They're both perfect for Spring! I hope you get a chance to tat in public.

  4. Happy tatting Margaret! Love your yellow version :-)

  5. happy tatting day... more beautiful ice drops, so pretty in yellow

  6. These are beautifully designed what gorgeous creations...hope you manage to enjoy twatting day.....xx

  7. Fabulous Ice Drops!!! :) And really great colors!!! :)

  8. These are both beautiful Margaret, I especially like the pretty spring colours on the first one.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob


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