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

Friday 29 October 2010

Another Doodle

Here is another doodle. This is a combination of the recent doily and the last motif.
This has been done in Coates size 70 thread and measures 5.5 inches (14cm)

Thursday 28 October 2010

Tiaras and Headdresses?

Lily, a fellow tatter, sent me an email today asking me if I would consider doing a book on tiaras and the like. What do you think? Would any of you tatters, out in cyberland, be interested in this type of pattern book?
If I get a good response I would certainly like to do this. I could also accompany the book with a CD on how to assemble the 3D flowers into fascinators and corsages.
I await your response in aniticipation!

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Motif doodle

Have shuttle will travel!
This is the result of just picking up my shuttle and starting to tat, with no particular idea of where it was going to take me.
I quite like this one and think it will look well on my Christmas tree. I think I will do it in sparkly threads and beads next.

Bandwidth exceeded!

Well! After all the cafuffle of getting my web site up and working, I have now exceeded my bandwidth for this month!

This does not normally happen to me, but because I kept trying, on several occassions, to upload my edited web site files, it was all registering as traffic.

I think everything will go back to normal in November, but if anyone would like to purchase any of my books before then, please contact me by email.

Monday 25 October 2010

Web Site Up and Running!

At last my web site is back to normal. A close family friend sorted it all out for me, in seconds, after I had been trying for days! You wouldn't believe that just one click could make such a difference!

My new book Tatted Flowers From Bulbs is now listed on my web site and there is a link on the right side bar in the Items For Sale.

I have inlcuded a picture of our friend's little girl, Imogen Rose, who is nearly three years old. Old friends of my blog will remember me blogging about her birth and her Christening
She is fearlessly lying on the observation glass at the top of Blackpool Tower. Blackpool Tower is a smaller version of the Eifel Tower in Paris.

Saturday 23 October 2010

Coronet Doily - Small Version

I have been playing with the Coronet Doily pattern and have come up with a smaller version. (It will look better when I have pressed it, but I wanted to get it posted on my blog!) It can be made in conjunction with the full sized one, like a dressing table set, or just on its own as a coaster or ornament mat. I will write out the pattern as soon as I get a moment.
Clyde is hoping to finish test-tatting the large doily by this weekend. As soon as he gives me the go ahead, I will publish the pattern.
Here is the link now for the pattern.

Friday 22 October 2010

Tatted Flowers From Bulbs

Although my web site is still not up and running again yet, I thought you might like to see a little of the new book.
Kirsty Anear, from Intatters, has very kindly offered to help me sort out my web site. I don't know what I would do without her, she is an absolute treasure!
In the meantime, if you would like to purchase this ebook (PDF format) £6, just email me here for details.

Thursday 21 October 2010

Web Site down!

Just to let everyone know that my web site is down at the moment!

Since I broke my old laptop and bought a new one with the latest version of Microsoft Publisher, I have discovered that the new program does not have the web site publishing feature any more! It will allow me to edit old files, but the way it saves HTML codes is different from before and I am finding it impossible to upload my edited version (which includes my lates book "Tatted Flowers From Bulbs") to the internet.

If anyone wants to purchase my new book, or any of my other books, until it is all sorted out, please contact me at

Friday 15 October 2010

Coronet Doily - Finished!

Well the tatting is finished, just the pattern to write out! It won't be long though, I've only got the last round to complete and then I can send it to Clyde to test tat. (What a star he is!)
As soon as Clyde has checked the pattern, I shall put a link to the PDF, here on my blog.

Here we go, the link is now here.

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Coronet Doily - Nearly there!

Nearly done!
The new stitch count is working out very well as can be seen from the picture.
I am getting on well with the written instructions as well. Just the last round that is complicated to write out. Although I will include good digital close-ups I think it will also need a diagram to get my explanation across!
Each point of the coronet starts in a backwards direction and may be consfusing to tat just by looking at the picture.
Clyde has very kindly agreed to test tat the pattern for me, and I shall definitely be taking him up on this. I hope he will still be by friend afterwards! LOL!!!

Monday 11 October 2010

Second version of Coronet Doily

Here, as promised, is a picture of the edited version (so far) of my new doily. It is lying flat much better already. You wouldn't think that just reducing each ring and chain by 2 stitches would make such a difference, but I suppose, when there are 96 rings and 32 chains in the round, it is definitely going to make an impact!
I have decided to call it Coronet Doily.
I knew when I purchased this Finca thread that the pink colour was my best friend's favourite and so Janet will be the recipient of the doily when it is finished.

Friday 8 October 2010

First version finished

Here is the finished result of the first attempt.
Now that it is done I can see where there are too many stitches to allow it to lie flat. Even with wetting, blocking and pressing it does not sit well.
I am really looking forward to getting it right as I think it will then be a pretty doily.
I have used split chains and split rings to climb out of each row and therefore there is only one cut and hide ends at the very end!
Thank you to all who have suggested a name for this doily.

Friday 1 October 2010

Not quite right yet!

I like the design, but the stitch count is not right yet. I will complete this one as it is and then do another edited version.

I have no idea how I am going to write this pattern out, as I have made the outside row really complicated. I shall have to ask Clyde to test tat it for me and give me his opinion on how to simplify it!

I also need some suggestions on a name for it?