Tattyhead

Designer of many tatting patterns. Simple method of beaded tatting. Flowers are my inspiration!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Next 3D elements

These are some of the elements I have made for the next edition of my 3D Collection. I have also done a piece of tulle edged with beaded tatting, but you will have to wait to see the finished article!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

3D collection No.3


Here is the latest edition to my 3D collection. I have photographed the piece on the small vase to illustrate how it drapes down, especially if worn as a head piece.
I used vintage Anchor white cotton size 80 and Anchor perle size 12 in lilac colourway 0108.

Monday, 14 July 2014

3D Collection No.2

Here is the second arrangement in my 3D collection.
It has taken me longer than I expected because I had the temerity to go to Scotland for a mini break. All I did was eat, sleep, drive and sight see. No tatting at all!

Sunday, 6 July 2014

3D Collection No.1

I have decided to do a 3D collection of hair pieces and corsages and this is the first to be completed.
I am well on the way to finishing the second one and will post a picture when it is done.



Thursday, 3 July 2014

Cushion cover finished


Here is the finished article. I decided against the cabled back and did a garter stitch stripe instead, to match the squares that were done in garter stitch. Dear hubby thinks it will be great in the car, so in the car it will go! We aim to please!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Joy's Split Chain Doily

Joy, from Australia, sent me this photograph of the Split Chain doily that she has completed.
Didn't she do well!

Friday, 20 June 2014

Oval Doily in ecru from 2012

I had a request from Alley Cat asking if I had the PDF pattern for the Oval Doily I blogged about in January 2012
I had completely forgotten about posting the finished article so here it is in all its glory.
I have put the link to the pattern in my Free Pattern section.
 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Oval Coaster PDF Pattern

Just to let everyone know that I have now published the Oval Coaster pattern in PDF format. The link is in my Free Pattern section.


Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Knitting squares


I was given a pattern for knitting squares directly onto one another so doing away with having to sew them together. I used just left over double knitting wool I happened to have in my stash, hence the odd arrangement of colours. The pattern worked very well and I was pleased with the end result. My hubby has claimed it as his "wuss" blanket for when he needs a "horizontal"

When I was making the above blanket I thought the pattern would lend itself well to two colours and tweaked it a bit to achieve the effect I was looking for. This is going to be a cushion cover but I thought I would do the back differently so that I can chop and change sides whenever I feel like it. You can see how far I have got on the bottom picture.


Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Oval Coaster

I have designed this little coaster to go under three small oval china dishes that sit on my television stand. We have had a new system that includes a sound plinth and the sub woofers cause the little china dishes to vibrate and so I have made these small coasters to solve the problem.
I have used an antique Coates thread, size 40 in ecru and it measures about 4 inches by 3 inches and I have utilized split rings and split chains to climb out of the rows, so no cutting and fastening off until the end. If anyone would like me to put the pattern into PDF format I will do so.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Lots of sewing and knitting


No tatting recently but lots of sewing. The heart cushion is for my grand-niece and the Scottie dog pin cushion is for my daughter-in-law who is crazy about all things Scottie dog.
I have knitted quite a few Aran jumpers and I am now doing a blanket in squares to use up oddments of wool.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Old Xmas cards used up!

I learned to do this box back in the 1960's when I was a young teenager and have never forgotten the pattern. I have made it many times over the years and decided to give it another airing to use up my old Christmas cards. I noticed my neighbour and good friend did not have a decent work box and thought this would fit the bill perfectly.
I took it round this afternoon and she loves it! I also made a little felt pin cushion to get her started.


It is a six sided box. Each side is made separately with a backing card, a decorative card, a round of holes is punched and the whole is covered with polythene.....I then used a sparkly decorative thread to blanket stitch all around each side. The next step is to line each side and then to sew each side together with the same thread used for the blanket stitch. I make a hexagon base in exactly the same way and stitch it in place. The lid is a little different as it has to be made to fit one side as a hinge but overlap the other sides so that it doesn't fall in. I also pad the lid so that it can be used for pins and needles. If I am feeling adventurous I sometimes pad the sides as well, but it does take up some of the space inside. Last of all I make a little tassel as an opener.

Monday, 13 January 2014

New Year Doily - PDF

This little doily pattern is now available in PDF format. Here is the link to the PDF and it is also in my Free Pattern section on the right of my blog. Happy tatting! If you find any glitches in the pattern I would appreciate your update.


Tuesday, 31 December 2013

New Year Doily

I neede some cluny practice and this pattern is working out so well, first time around, that I am writing the pattern out as I go. I am using size 40 thread in white and ecru. When it is finished I will PDF it and put it in my Free Pattern section.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas tree bauble time again!


I have made lots of tatting ornaments over the years and a lot of them are on my tree again this year (the ones that haven't been given away that is!). This year's additions are the pink beaded ones that you can see in the close-ups.