Monday, May 15, 2023

Teneriffe Lace Snowflake: Cosy

Teneriffe Lace Snowflake:  Cosy

Pattern c.2022 Heirloom Arts

On-line class thru The Lace Museum
Instructor:  Joan Brash 

The class kit included instructions, a custom loom, fibers & needle.


Friday, April 28, 2023

Eleonore Endrucks: ‘Die Schiffchen-Spitszen’, 1920

Have you read the news?    Re. Endrucks patterns?    

Check out Muskaan's blog post:  Endrucks patterns-galore .   

The Endrucks patterns are listed in categories:  Hearts, Butterflys, Flowers, Foliage, Bookmarks, Baskets, Coasters .... yeah, you get the idea.

Not familiar with Endruck?   - check out Endruck's 1920 Project

I've tatted a few of the patterns.   I have a couple more on my table that I'd like to create.  

Check out the blog post (link above), Endruck's patterns (link above), &/or facebook group.

These are creative and beautiful patterns.   

The instructions are marvelous - even I can follow them (and that is sayin something).  

Happy Spring!

Endrucks 1920 Bell

 Adaptation of no.37

by Mararet Davies 2022

Pattern can be located here.

Pattern:  Calmful Heart
derived by Antonia Lai c.Jan2023 for
#pickmeEndrucks Feb2023

Pattern:  Life is Bliss Butterfly
derived by Antonia Lai c.Jan 2023 for #pickmeEndrucks Feb 2023

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Bobbin Lace Class

Pattern:  A Taste of Spiders & Such
c. Karen H. Thompson.

I'm using DMC color 959, No. 8 perle coton.

This charming pattern has trails, triangular ground (new to me), spiders (some new to me), and Scandinavian ground.

Yes, I have a way to go : )

[Pincushion gift from GF Carolyn R.  It is beautiful with beaded tatting around the outside edge.] 

Photo below is a photograph from the cover page of the pattern.
The purpose of the pattern, is to learn some of the techniques to make a bobbin lace scarf.   Really ... a scarf.   If you are on Facebook, you may have seen some photographs of the bobbin lace scarf worn by Karen H Thompson.    So, stay tuned, perhaps a pattern / kit will be available.

These are classes thru the Lace Museum


Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Bobbin Lace ...

 Pattern:  Everything But ...
c. Karen H Thompson, 2021.

 I used pc #8, color 225 and pc #5 3688.

Not without a couple mistakes, one pattern I intend to try again.

As for the circular bobbin lace - which I want to make a pincushion out of ... I think this will be the center:

 Pattern:  Pin Pokes I

Designed by Sandra Sullivan

Homespun Elegance, Ltd.

for more information on the needlework pattern.

 This will be the lace around the pincushion.  I'm not sure if the color of the bird will be ok.   If not, I"ll re-stitch the bird with a better-matching DMC floss.

Pattern:  Fans and Spiders Circular Frame
c.Karen H. Thompson

I"m using Lizbeth, size 20 fiber.  Color 623.


Sunday, April 09, 2023

What's going on? Asked my GF

Well, I've just about completed a project from one of my zoom classes.  This one was in November of 2021.  And probably my favourite of all the bobbin lace I've done.   I saw a photograph in the 12-hour beginner bobbin class, and said -- "this is what I want to do"   "exactly THIS".   And, I've enjoyed every part of it.   Have a little ways to go.   

Perle Coton #5 Color 3688.  Perle Coton #8 Color 225.  Pattern is called "Everything but"  ... the kitchen sink.   cKaren H. Thompson, 2021.

Also, this (purchased) circular shape pattern.   About 1/4 done.  

Called Fans and Spiders Circular Frame.  c.2021 Karen H Thompson.

I cannot wait to put this around a pincushion.   

Fiber is Lizbeth, Size 20, Color 623. 

 Celebrating S P R I N G --  I made some lego bunnys.   Was a lot of fun.


Friday, March 17, 2023

St. Patrick's Day shamrock


Pattern designed by
Sherren, blogging at

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Over the week-end ....

Photos (above) ... Morton Arboretum.

I enjoyed the trails.   DH attended a workshop on tree pruning.

Following our time in Lisle, we drove to Northlake, IL, met up with our son and his girlfriend.

This dish bottom had a cabbage design - and the top with three rabbits!  Called Riverside glass.

Our son found this unique glass that glows under blacklight.
Such a lace-like design.


Saturday, March 04, 2023

Complete Book of Tatting by Rebecca Jones


On the left, a butterfly pattern based on one found in Complete Book of Tatting by Rebecca Jones (p.71)  -- on the right Jon Yusoff's dragonfly pattern.    link to pattern HERE

I may have tatted more - from this book.   I am 100% sure I used it for reference many times.

I had to see if I had photos of the tatting I made from Rebecca Jones book.   And I do, have photos.  I think it might have been the first tatting book I ever purchased.   For information on any of these pieces, see the link below.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

TIAS 2023: Day 14

We have an alien!  Is this the coolest E.T. you ever tatted?     During the entire tatting game, I had a few ideas what we would be creating --- but an Alien!!!   Love it Jane : )      I used a blue fiber - I think it looks 'space - ish'.    Oh -- and MINUS the Catherine Wheel Joins.    That I could use more practice with -- I used lock joins.   [for non-tatting, the Catherine Wheel creates a smoother tatted line].   And, sigh, need to (im)patiently wait for next year's game ....   Thank you Jane Eborall for hosting.    Was a BLAST to tat.

I am tatted the alien with Lizbeth, Size 20, Color 651

Pattern:  TIAS (Tat It and See 2023), c.Jane Eborall

The International Tatting Game is hosted ( annually, fingers crossed - if she has enough participants ) 
by Jane Eborall.  Links below.

Please visit the blogs to view all of the tatted Aliens - I'm gobsmacked by the variety of colors the tatters used.

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 This was my 'practice piece'.    I think this alien looks really unusual with the color fiber I was using.  

I started a practice piece when I was practicing Catherine Wheel joins vs. Lock joins. Previous Post , link HERE.  While I did get the hang of Catherine Wheel joins - it was just taking a huge amount of time for me to make them.   I looked at instructions and videos.   Which makes it look so easy.   Maybe with more practice!!!   [Plus, sew in the ends].

One arm with Catherine Wheel joins - the other with lock joins.
This was created with Lizbeth size 20, Color 125 fiber.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Endruck's 1920 Project

Pattern:  Life is Bliss Butterfly
derived by Antonia Lai c.Jan 2023 for #pickmeEndrucks Feb 2023

"Judith Connors published her adaptation of Eleonore Endrucks' edging pattern #32 in Talking Tatting May 2022.  This butterfly was extracted and tweaked from Judith's pattern for the Pick Me Feb2023 event in Endrucks 1920 Project Factbook group."

I used Lizbeth, size 20, Color 614

Not familiar with the 1920 Endrucks Project?   

Link here:



Friday, February 17, 2023

TIAS 2023: Day Thirteen

I am tatting with Lizbeth, Size 20, Color 651

TIAS (Tat It and See 2023), Day 13  c.Jane Eborall

hosted by Jane Eborall.

Please visit the blogs to participate and/or follow along.

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