Following a 30 min meeting, Anne Reaves presented Carrickmacross. She brought in some books, photographs, and some of her lovely projects. Following an introduction to the lace, she passed around a pattern and kit. What a delight! A holiday pattern - perhaps an ornament
or place in small frame. Well, maybe after another try.
applique on net.
And, do you notice it is FINISHED. FINISHED?
Kind of - need to get up some nerve to cut away more of the Swiss Organdie.
I enjoy making these small motifs. I usually tat a doodle before launching a tatted motif. In addition to a Tatting Board, I started a Pinterest Board of My Tatted Doodles. Sheron created an excel spreadsheet of doodle patterns - link can be found from this post. Acorn, Angel, Basket, Bat, Bear, Bee, Bell, Bird, Bug, Butterfly ... you get the idea. Oodles of Doodles.
I like to tat a butterfly with four tatted rings, picots. Once memorized, can tat them quickly. Link here to my EZ free patterns. With a few beads on hand, can bling up the butterfly - link HERE.
Are you wondering what I do with them? I give them away.