Saturday, 17 November 2012

Working on the next NB Pattern

I've been quiet in recent weeks because I have not been tatting much and there isn't much to share anyway.  I did put up short posts in my Facebook page though, (also named) Tat-a-Renda.

My progress with the large NB doily has been slow too.  This is the latest picture of it.
I thought I can be done with the mesh or rings before I start on the next drawing of another NB's pattern but it is not moving fast enough.  So, I decided to work on charting the NB medalllion pattern from the Trove site, linked here.

I have tatted these medallions before and wrote about it earlier. I decided to tat them again because I did not finish tatting all three.  I need to get them done and post the pictures together with the charts before sharing in my blog.  I have finished the largest of the three which is this oblong shape shown here, and have started on one of the squares.

Next, regarding my tatting books -
As mentioned in my blog, my books are currently available only in pdfs.  I know that some tatters prefer to have properly printed books that they can flip through or take along with them.With this in mind, I have engaged a professional printer to have all my three books be available in hardcopy.  The work is in progress and I am trying to have the books ready by the end of the year.

With that done, I think I should start planning for the next one.  Hmm .... should there be a theme?  I have many designs that  are still waiting to be written and diagrammed. Should I just takes these and have a random combination?  There is a lot to think about.  

It is hard work coming out with a pattern book, not just for tatting but any craft books in general.  I do hope that this is appreciated by the crafters out there and proper acknowledgement given whenever any of the patterns is used, and due respect given to the copyrights of the authors.


  1. I know I appreciate all the work that goes in to your books! I look forward to seeing what designs you develop for your next book.

  2. Thank you for re printing your books, I am one of those who prefer books that I can pick up and read at my leisure.
    Well done for keeping going with the mat, I think I would have given up when looking at all those rings.

  3. I think you are doing a fabulous job on that doily!! :) I don't know that I would ever get all that mesh done!
    Beautiful motifs there too!! :)

  4. Any new collection of your patterns will be something to look forward to! And I, too, prefer "proper" books, so I'm excited about that as well.


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