Friday, November 06, 2015

Bronze Bowl w/Lace / New tatting tools

Ursula von Rydingsvard
Art Institute of Chicago
Bluhm Family Terrace

Special order gauge set + tatting shuttles
Etsy Store:  Tatting Shuttles / Veronica

New tatting tool - 

IOLI Convention ... July 17-23, 2016

Nice to see the Lace Contest information in the Fall IOLI Bulletin.   If interested, check it out - link for Lace Contest HERE.

Save the Dates!!!   Keep an eye on convention updates at the IOLI Website.   

IOLI Website:

IOLI Facebook:

IOLI Pinterest:

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Tatting and Tools/Toys

Over-the-Moon with my new TSA shuttles.    The TSA group is on Facebook - - Tatting Shuttle Addicts.   I have learned a lot about different types of tatting shuttles.    NAG Studio [Needle Arts Goddess] has an Eddie shuttle design in Maple for sale thru her ETSY store.   These shuttles are to commemorate TSA's two years.   btw --Anybody can purchase the Eddie / maple shuttle and can opt for personalized engraving.   With or without hook. 

I noticed on FB, The Tatting Corner / Jennifer  posted:    " I have a special request for small tatted or laced butterflies. We are vending at Annie's Craft Festival October 30-November 1st and would like to include a small butterfly to each flier that we hand out to encourage more folks to keep this wonderful art form going. "    She would like them by 10/28 ... Started a few last night ---

Repeating ....  I really adore these Tulip Etimo lace hooks.   While I hesitated to purchase the set -- I am so glad I went ahead with the order.    The roll up is nice + closes with a magnet.   The hooks are nice sizes for lace.   I also added my favorite Carrickmacross  lace scissors, knitting pin, Susan Bates yarn needle, a couple double point knitting [sock?] needles, and LACIS crochet hook.   The cotton candy embroidery scissors have been my 'go to' recently!

Edited to add:    Scissors also known as Steeking Scissors at Knit Picks.  Thx Diane!!!

This is my re-tat of Leaping Lambies pattern by Karey Solomon.   You may remember my first attempt?   [in a previous post]

A few doodles for Lafayette Lacemakers - to be handed out at community events.    

Thursday, October 01, 2015

National Lace Day


Oct. 1st is National Lace Day.  

Celebrate lacemaking by demonstrating 

and providing education to the public. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


08/18/2015 - 12/13/2015
Featuring original scholarship and a full color publication,
Curator Terry Kita presents the incredible story of 
the Friendship Dolls from Japan of the early 1920s. 
Five of these beautiful dolls will be on view,
 including the 
museum's own doll, Miss Chosen. 

This exhibition is supported by 
JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Image: Hôryȗsai, Miss Chosen, 1927, 

Gofun, cloth, wood, silk, human hair, 
33 1/2 inches tall,

 Gift of Denny and Frances Gulick, Brauer Museum of Art, 2013

Link HERE:

Monday, August 17, 2015

Doodles, Lambie, gifts

Beginning the post with doodles.... made for Lafayette Lacemakers, Inc.    These are for business cards which are handed out at community events.     Hope to empty more shuttles soon ---

Here is my Leaping Lambie attempt from Tatting Times (Aug 2015) which I need to tat again !!!  I didnt quite get it right the first time.    Pattern c2015 Karey Solomon.

Below - Christmas in July gift from GF DW---- crochet pieces!    An inspiration to improve my crochet skills.

See how beautiful this motif is?  Tatted by GF DW --Pattern is from 

 Peikko"s book on Tatting Small Accessories.    [I bought one, misplaced it, bought another one -- found the first one + GF DW bought my new copy].     It is the motif shown on the front cover of the book!!

She also made a couple more motifs and attached to note.   

New acquisition - c.1942 The Spool Cotton Company.    The patterns are nice; however, the little bird tatting shuttle caught my eye + there were more inside ---  booklet starts "If a tatting shuttle could chirp it would probably trill."

 too charming .....

Saturday, August 01, 2015


Gift in the mail......
nice to have my tatting out.
The tulip hooks are wonderful to use.

Friday, May 08, 2015


pattern from Tatting Lace
"Asahi Original 424"    Printed in Japan
c.applemints 2013

Tatted with DMC Cebelia Crochet Coton
Ecru + #818 Baby Pink

          I was sorting thru my fibers to look for pastel colors.   I wanted to tat the patterns in the Japanese Tatting Lace book.    I'm so used to the LizBeth + have not used the Cebelia for awhile.     I hung the hearts up on a woven bag handle.   

After going thru fibers - and stash - I think I can gather up everything and put it away in one place!      

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Gathering in Indiana for Lace Day

A spectacular Spring Day greeted us in Lafayette, Indiana, for Lace Day.... I had a wonderful time catching up with all the news and chatting with friends I don't see as often as I'd like to.   Delighted to meet new [to me] lacemakers and see their projects in the works!   And, missed those who were unable to make the journey.

Show-n-Tell:   Crochet, Tatting, Knitting + Bobbin Lacing:

Anne was wearing a beautiful lace collar, (Beds?), Carol has a lovely photo on her blog.   I was interested in her trim - she was using DMC metallic thread.   She said it was a 16th century pattern + would be used to embellish a bodice.
Carol brought her tatted Tardis doily and (bat) mask - what fun! (better photos on her blog).   If you have not seen her 3D tatting - visit her site asap!
Chris had a lace trim in progress on her traveling bobbin lace pillow.    She was taking a lot of photos, so I am not sure if got much accomplished.

Diane brought her beautiful doily projects with her:   Jan Stawasz 'Masterpiece' doily            

and Renulek's Spring Doily.   It was n
ice to meet her good friend Pat, who may become a shuttle tatter!  

Elizabeth brought oodles of bobbin laces of Slovakia ... projects in progress, patterns, and samples.   She explained the Liptov Lace is dense and solid because it was used for ethnic caps, costumes, + household linens.  Made to be used + frequently washed.   More info on web site - link HERE.  
I thought Elizabeth's idea of color coding bobbin pairs with colorful bands a great idea!

Kate, bobbin lace teacher, also had spectacular Liptov bobbin lace on her pillow.   

 Marilee wore a colorful necklace and  tatted earrings she made.   Original patterns + I didn't ask, but think it was her special HDT.  
Mary brought an acrylic/blend yarn and was making a potholder.   Crochet.     She was wearing a spectacular top, embellished with tatting.   (Carol has a nice photo on her blog post).
Sue Anna was using Patti Duff's beaded lanyard pattern with a smaller size beads - will be lovely once finished!     

This was the only knitting I saw, was one of the entries into the Lace Contest.  

Prizes, Shopping, and Gifts:

When we entered the door, we were greeted by Sally [Past-President], there was a bowl of embellished paperclips to choose from + a chapter pin.      Snacks and beverages were provided.   
Three wonderful vendors provided the guests to oodles of eye candy.   I found a nice tatting pattern + fan sticks to try.  See the gold rush -- the fiber to use on bobbin lace snakes?   Add a nice shimmer to the snakes IMO.       
  The opportunity drawings did not disappoint .... hand sewn snap bags, bobbins from England, Vera Bradley bags, Tatting Fiber, Tatting books, craft bags, gift cards, fan sticks .... 

 - enough for all of us to enjoy + share the spoils with friends (Teal craft bag for Denise, via Diane).  

LINKS to More posts and photos:

Lace-Lovin' Librarian - Link HERE.
     Joining the Lafayette Lacemakers

Battatter's Blogger - Link HERE.
     Lace Day 2015

Yarnplayer's Tatting Blog - Link HERE.
     Pictures from Indiana Lace Day

Lafayette Lacemaker's Blog - Link HERE.