Monday, October 14, 2013

Table Runner, The Beginning

Good afternoon
Here is one of my WIPs.  This is a pattern from “Helping Hands Newsletter Vol. 20 Issue 1”.  It is described as a Dressing Set but I am making it as a table runner for our dining room table. 

It is an easy pattern and I do it while watching New England Patriots and Red Sox, both of whom won last night.  It takes me an hour to do each ring.  

 I am using Lizbeth #168, size 20.  Using the shuttle and ball method, I put four yards on the shuttle to make one ring. 

I am not overly pleased with my pictures, I will get better.

Have a nice tatting evening.

Sunday, October 6, 2013


Good evening to everyone

I have been taking pictures of my tatting.  This is a practice post to figure out how to post them, see how they look and how I need to adjust them.  The first picture is of a yellow cat, Teddy, from “Tatted Animals” by Inga Madsen, published in 2003.

The next picture is of Teddy, another yellow cat, he was adopted from the Berkshire Humane Society in February of this year.  

I hope to have pictures soon of a WIP, the one I work on when watching the New England Patriots or the Red Sox.
Have a nice evening

Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Beginning

Good afternoon

I am a "Baby boomer" who has enjoyed threads and fibers since I can remember.  I am a weaver, knitter, quilter, one who sews, and for the last five years, I have been a tatter.  (I can crochet but it is not my favorite.)  I have enjoyed reading the blogs of many tatters and seeing the beautiful work that they do.  Now my own blog begins where I will share what I have done.  

In the early 1970's, a friend's Grandmother introduced me to tatting.  She gave me a shuttle and thread and demonstrated how to make a ring.  I did lots of rings connected to each other.  We were never able to reconnect and I never could understand the written directions for tatting.  I never was able to get past rings attached to each other.  I was blessed to come across the "Learn to Tat" book and DVD by Janette Baker and here I am.   With viewing that DVD, it all made sense.  I have since showed my daughter and two of her friends how to tat (they were also given Janette's book to keep as a reference).  

 Thank you for finding me.

The Berkshire Tatter