Friday, February 28, 2020

Flutterby Heart

Free tatting pattern for you! 

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This is a design that I actually came up with in 2017. For some reason I set my experimental sample aside and forgot about it. While looking through some pictures I ran across a photo and thought, "Hey, this is cute, who designed this?" Uh...well...I then noticed my own name on it! 

To make sure that it was really not someone else's design, I asked in an online tatting group if anybody had seen it before. They hadn't! Except the sharp eyes of Sue H. had noticed it on my own Facebook page

Well, I guess I have to admit to a "senior moment". \(^_^)/
But, for you, a new pattern!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020


There's been a warp on my 24 inch wide, 8 shaft table loom since 2017, mostly ignored! I think what may have turned me off of it at the start was that I noticed a threading error, tried to correct it, but just couldn't fix it. 

Well, I've finally come to accept the flaw as a "design element" and to have fun with the patterns and colors that are emerging! The result will be beautiful towels.

I'm using a mix of 8/2 unmercerized cotton and 10/2 mercerized cotton in the towels. I wonder why the weaving yarn companies don't make the matte cotton and the shiny cotton to match in size exactly, but oh well, I'm using them together anyway. 

Currently, I have 3 towels almost done, and there may be enough warp to weave a fourth towel.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The Winner!

The winner is Gloria Nelson! Congratulations, Gloria! I've sent you an email.

To everyone who commented, thank you so very much for your wonderful words. Each of you is a inspiration and I wish I could give everyone a prize - but all I can offer as consolation is my free digital patterns here. Tat on!!!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Extremely Very Early Spring Giveaway

For a chance to win the book Tatting Innovations by Helma Siepmann, plus the hand dyed thread and tatted Boomerang earrings shown in the photo, leave one comment on this post.

I'll choose one winner on Wednesday, February 5. Be sure there's a way for me to contact you if you win, either a blog I.D., or an email address, otherwise I'll just draw another name.

Readers of this blog from outside of the U.S.A. are welcome to enter this giveaway - but - be aware that even though I'll mark the package as gift, sometimes customs fees may still be charged.