Designer of many tatting patterns. Simple method of beaded tatting. Flowers are my inspiration!

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Sweet Pea Arrangement

I thought you would all like to see a little arrangement of sweet peas, for which the pattern can be found in my latest book Summer Collection of Tatted Flowers.

I have now added the sweet pea pattern to my free list and here is a link to the PDF.

Friday, 19 September 2008

New book now on my web site

Just to let everyone know that My new book Summer Collection of tatted Flowers is now available to purchase from my web site or click on the link in the list of Items For Sale.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

To purchase Summer Collection

I am having a few problems with my website at the moment and therefore cannot upload my new book for sale "Summer Collection of Tatted Flowers. Anyone wishing to purchase it (the price is £6) just email me here with your PayPal email addy and I will send you an individual invoice. As soon as I receive the funds into my account I can send the PDF for the new book.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Summer Collection of Tatted Flowers Book is almost ready!!

My new book Summer Collection of Tatted Flowers is almost ready for sale! As some of the flowers in my new book were submitted to the Birthday Flower Book that was launched at the Palmettos Tat Days, I have been unable to publish my own new book until now. It was one of the conditions of the submissions that the designs had to be completely new and never been in the public domain before!

Even though I didn't know if any of my patterns had been used at all (and I still don't know!) I still couldn't publish my own new book until the other one had been published.

The Summer Collections will be available within a few days time.

Can you imagine how difficult it was? Designing brand new flowers and not being able to shout about it! LOL

Monday, 8 September 2008

Starburst Doily All Finished!!

Here it is at last! It took three attempts to get the outer rounds to lie just right but it was worth it! I shall photograph it tomorrow in natural light and then I can complete the pattern.

Here is the link to the PDF pattern, all test tatted by Clyde.

Friday, 5 September 2008

It's getting there!

At last I think I have got it! Round 11 is lying beautifully flat instead of cup shaped and I think round 12 will be just fine! Just have to work out the last 2 rounds now!

Unfortunately the qualitiy of the photo is is a dark rainy day, but if I use the flash I find that it alters the colours drastically!

Have you noticed how I keep alternating the colour scheme? On every row of split rings I change the order of shuttle 1 and shuttle 2 and on the other rows I alternate the colours of the rings and chains. Neat hey?

Thursday, 4 September 2008

It's not right yet!

It's still trial and error with the outer rounds of this Starburst Doily! I had re-designed the outer rounds on a small sample piece but when I did the new stitch count on the full size it wasn't right, there were too many rings and it ruffled. I changed round 11 again, but again as you can see from the picture it still isn't right! Now the round is too tight and is cupping. Also the next round is too full and if I carry on it will just ruffle and not lie flat! Arrgghhh! Back to the drawing board!