Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Happy International Tatting Day!

Tatting class at Tatting Corner November 2014

 The traditional activities of International Tatting Day, established some years ago by a gathering of tatters, are to eat chocolate and tat. Unfortunately this holiday has fallen on a very busy day for me, so no time for either - yet!

I did edit some new original patterns which I can't show yet...spoilers :) But, that's not really tatting, that's editing - typing in directions, re-sizing photos, checking abbreviations, etc. So much more work than actual tatting...whew!

Earlier this week I did finish a colorful pair of earrings and matching bracelet. Both patterns are in my book, Marilee's Beaded Tatting Finery. I got the purple wire that I had ordered, so I made a purple clasp for the bracelet.

Hand dyed a batch of "Gold Dust" thread yesterday (I tweaked the old recipe a bit) so will rinse that out today. I should have it listed in my Etsy shop within a few days.


God's Kid said...

Awesome earrings and bracelet!!! :)
Love the colors!!! :)

Margarets designer cards said...

Happy international tatting day,
Beautiful bracelet,
This evening I was doing a tatting class which i was told them about today. They enjoyed looking at your jewellery book tonight,

muskaan said...

Happy ITD :-)
Very joyful thread colourway & impeccable tatting as always :-)

Miranda said...

I think doing work on a tatting pattern should count. Anyway, I completely forgot it was Tatting Day until I looked at the blogs this morning!

That's a very interesting clasp on the bracelet. Did you make it?

Emilie L. said...

It smells good spring ! I love your set.

Madtatter80 said...

This one is festive!

Marilee Rockley said...

Thank you, everyone!
Miranda, yes, I made the clasp from wire. I learned how to do it from this class:
Wire-wrapped Stones, Crystals, and Clusters