This is as far that I can take of this bookmark, tatting with a needle. Certainly not my best work. I finally gave up after the clover at the top turned out all wonky. I will never be a needle-tatter.
Dear needle-tatters, how do your work all come out so neat and pretty?
It was supposed to look like this, tatted with a shuttle, of course
Then, I went over the brink and splurged on shuttles, one in each colour of the Aerlit shuttles. I don't know what came over me ... as if I needed any more shuttles! And I don't tat with bobbin shuttles much, preferring my post shuttles.
And now, the best part of this blog,
Out of the blue, Liyarra offered me this book,
Every Woman's Complete Guide to Tatting Illustrated
by Norma Benporath
The book jacket is all worn out but the pages are intact. The paper of the pages feels 'crispy'. I feel that I have to be gentle when turning the pages, afraid that it will tear. I was looking in the inside pages to see what year the book was printed but I cannot find any.
There are so many beautiful designs in there, over 100 designs it says in the book, from edgings, medallions, doilies, mats and many more. I don't know where to start. There is also a picture of a square table-cloth with insertions of the suit of card that I blogged earlier, one on each side.
This is totally unexpected and I can't thank you enough, Liyarra.