Friday, July 29, 2016


Tattindipity:  When both shuttles run out of thread at the same time.  This miraculous moment allows the tatter to start the next repeat using CTM.  Many do not believe this occurs naturally in the wild.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

More Spring Doily 2016

This is a comparison of Renulek's Spring Napkin at round 6 in size 10 and size 20 thread.  I laid the size 20 version on top of the size 10 version.  There's about an inch of difference between the 2 sizes around the edges.  I haven't done anything on the size 10 version since but it will be interesting to see much bigger the 10 thread is than the 20 thread when the doilies are done.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fringe tatdays classes

These are my classes for the Fringe Element Tatdays this year.  The theme is "tatting is the best medicine".   Naturally when I tried to come up with a pattern I wanted to go with the theme.  The first thing that came to my minde is "an apple a day keeps the doctor away".  As a chiropractor I'm a huge advocate of preventative health so that was right up my alley.  Unfortunately, I drew a blank while trying to design an apple.  Fortunately while trying to design something else I looked at the blob of tatting and saw an apple core. So here is my apple!
The bag is supposed to resemble the traditional black doctor's bag.  Of course I couldn't use black thread for my sample.  Instead I used a lovely hand dyed thread from Karey Solomon.

In case you are wondering why I don't post very blogger app promises to post from my phone but then always fails.  I've finally given up on using blogger on my phone so more posts more often are in the future.