Thursday, March 21, 2024

Pattern and video for a menorah in tatting


This design was developed from the branched candlestick photo on page 79 of the book "Tatting Techniques" by Elgiva Nicholls. Although there wasn't much description about it, I could see that the technique was branching encapsulation, so I went on from there.

It's a tricky project to explain, so I made a video. It's on YouTube at

The PDF pattern is a free instant download from

Please let me know if either of the links won't work!

I made this pattern as sort of a challenge to see if I could do it.☺ Another tatter was looking for a menorah pattern, so I helped search... and found nothing. Only a few rumors that somebody had tatted a menorah, but no pictures could be found online. Well, now there are pictures and video and a pattern.☺ It's a challenging project, though! Recommended for experienced tatters.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

The Winner!


The winner of the Spring Giveaway is Mary M. Congratulations, Mary! I'll be getting in contact with you to send you your prize!

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments! It was so heartwarming to read them and to know that folks still read this blog which has been going since 2007. ♥

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Spring Giveaway!



Open to residents of the USA only (because of shipping costs).

To be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post before Thursday, March 7, 2024.
I'll choose one winner on Thursday, March 7 and contact the winner (so please leave some contact info in your comment).

The prize is as shown, a box with a sampling of hand dyed threads in assorted sizes, picot gauge, some tiny crochet hooks, tatting shuttles, a small scissors, and the tatting book shown, which is written in Dutch (I think), with very clear diagrams of each pattern.