Monday, September 29, 2014

Clover, Lily

Lizbeth size 20, color 631

Lizbeth size 20, color 631 + size 80, color 168

Lizbeth size 20.

I was interested in the picots on corners.  Bought the booklet from etsy seller in Japan.

I received this nice sample from Handy Hands.   The Helping Hands Newsletter had oodles of tempting patterns.  lovely tatted edges.  

I found this pattern book at local antique mall.  I struggled w/medallion pattern on pg. 14.  The photo is not clear.  Seems the number of ds changes in the pattern - even tho the motif looks like it should repeat.

This pamphlet is listed on the Antique Pattern site - however, there are no scans of the pages.  This is a diagram I made up.

I tried tatting with the different ds counts - and it was a challenge.    It is supposed to be tatted w/size 70, I used Lizbeth size 20-color 168.

When I tatted again, I alternated the different ds counts and used lizbeth size 80. 

Monday, September 08, 2014


This is a first attempt at a Clover Brand tatting pattern - purchased online from Etsy, seller in Japan.  I used a lovely HDT made by Marilee Rockley aka Yarnplayer, to test drive the pattern.   I think I've gotten the hang of the pattern.

 These are photographs of the front and back of the kit.   Aren't the Chocolate and Milk color shuttles unique?  I hadn't seen those colors before.   The kit has fiber, pin, ring, shuttles, and two large pattern sheets.   Beautiful package.

Sunday, I went to the Doll + Bear show.  My MIL's doll needed shoes.   I did find shoes and socks for her doll - and a charming new dress for my Penny Wooden Doll.  The tatting is lovely on the dress.  I have three of these tatted dresses made from handkerchiefs.   Others pictured HERE.

Lafayette Lacemakers announced their lace contest.   Open to all lacemakers.   
Please follow THIS LINK for additional information on the contest.  
Save the Date:  Saturday, April 11, 2015 for Indiana Lace Day 
more information will be available soon - always a great event.