My Free Patterns

I am still sorting out the blog entries for my free patterns, so there willl still be patterns that are not accessible. My apologies.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Starting on a new piece

I decided to listen to the advice of a good friend and put aside the large NB doily for  a while and start on a new piece of tatting.  There are a number of pieces that I have tatted along the years but never got round to doing up the chart or write out the instructions.
Thread is Lizbeth  #623, size 40
The picture above is the first three rows of one of the first doily that I designed, that I am tatting again for the purpose of preparing the chart/instruction. I have often read other tatters commenting that they can see the difference in the tension when comparing their work now to those done much earlier.  I can see that in mine, too.  Comparing this with the original, I don't think I would be happy with the loose tension of my earlier works.


  1. This is looking very nice Jon, Thank you for revisiting some of your early work.

  2. Funny isn’t it, to compare today’s tatting to earlier things. I like to do that to see how far I have come since I started. The tension is so different - thank goodness!

    Your first designed doily? Wow! This a very pretty motif.
    Fox : )

  3. Looking good. I had that experience too recently, when I found a collar I tatted about six years ago and realised how loose my tatting was then.

  4. Looks a lovely pattern, yes I can tell which pieces I did years ago, my tension has improved but I also find that if I am too tried my tension changes.

  5. I'm going to tat-a-long with you Jon. I simply love your designs. :)

  6. Ó de szép........... ezt nekem is meg kell csinálni, legalábis egy részét...Gratulálok!!!!!!


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