Tattyhead

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

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Beaded Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings Set




I have made this set using purple faceted glass beads...6mm, 4mm & 3mm...and purple 15/0 seed beads  and 11/0 bronze seed beads. I didn't have the usual fishing line in a dark colour and so I used a pure Japanese silk thread, brown, which is very difficult to break, but still used it double, just in case! The pattern for the earrings and bracelet are Sidonia,s from YouTube and I adapted the pattern to make the necklace. Sidonia's YouTube videos are absolutely brilliant!



Autumn Aran Jumper

I have knitted this Aran jumper for myself to wear for cool autumn days. I made the same jumper last winter in Aran weight wool which is really thick for the winter months, but I wanted a lighter weight one for the autumn when it is cool but not winter cold, so I made the same pattern using double knitting wool instead of Aran.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Shuttle Tatted Cluny Video

At last I have made the video on shuttle tatted clunies that I promised eons ago! I just had a new camera.....GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition, which is fabulous to use and the editing software was not too difficult, but the uploading was a nightmare! Still....got there in the end and here is the result. I hope it is of help to my follow tatters.a

More Beaded Earrings

This is a pattern I got from YouTube I think it is absolutely delightful and I have enjoyed doing it very much. Sidonia (the designer) has also done a version for a bracelet which I am going to do next...just waiting for some beads to arrive.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Beaded Earrings

I saw some beading instructions on YouTube and thought I would give it a go. This is the result. I loved every minute of it and will look into getting the proper beading needles, beads, etc.

Friday, 1 August 2014

3D Collection No.4

This is the last of my 3D arrangements that I am doing for the fund raising at Palmettos Tat Days in September. I always contribute something for the silent auction and this year I decided to do a 3D collection.
This last arrangement is ideal for a wedding, particularly if a bride does not want a full veil, but it could also be worn by anyone attending a wedding, especially the Mother-of-the-Bride.


 

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.