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.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

More on the Square

This is as far that I have reached working on the square that was from here.

I have started over with a new thread for this piece, which is Milford size 40 in variegated blue.  I have been very good and had hidden the ends every two or three motifs.

This will be my working piece to keep me tatting, re previous post. I will go on until I finish that ball of thread shown in the corner. As it is now, the size is 19cm by 15cm.

This is my own design.  At this time, I am not sure if I will share the pattern.  I am not enjoying the creating and designing part of tatting right now.  Maybe I will when I get that excitement back, :(

Friday, 28 October 2011

A drought, maybe?

I know I have not blogged for quite a while.  The truth is that I have had my hands full with non-tatting work.  And after such hiatus, my creative juice may have run dry.  That is just it!

I don't have the feel for designing right now.  It used to be that ideas are playing in my head at the same time that I was working on some new design.  But I am afraid to stop tatting in case it really turns a tatting drought.

I think I should work on patterns by other published designers so that I can keep tatting, which is what I did here.  These are a couple of designs by Mary Konior that I have turned into bookmarks.

Curds & Whey (I think) in size 20
Black Magic in size 80
One of the non-tatting work that took much of my time was organising a school reunion for my school year f 1974.  Yes, from 38 years ago.  I attended an all-girls boarding school and for that year there were 160+ of us from 5 classes, and 61 attended the reunion.  Each of us brought a gift to be exchanged and my gift was a book with the Black Magic bookmark included between the pages.  Names were drawn to see who gets whose gift.  One of my classmates was picked to receive my gift. I hope she likes it.

The Curds & Whey bookmarks were also supposed to be given away in a lucky draw during the event but I was too busy with the organising, I forgot all about it.