Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Blooms take wing - Summer Butterfly

Blooms Take Wing - Summer Butterfly
Pattern c2014 Karey Solomon
August 2014

The pattern called for size 10 cordonnet - I used Lizbeth size 20.   I liked the pattern, tatted it in a different way than the pattern directions; however, I used the same number of DS, rings, chains and it came out okay.    I used Lizbeth, Size 20, Col. 646.

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Harbinger Butterfly

Harbinger Butterfly
c. 2019 Karey Solomon
February 2019

I used Lizbeth Size 20, Col. 614.   This is my version of her pattern.   I was stuck on the butterfly 'head' part of the instructions.   After a couple tries, I just changed the SR, ring off SR to one simple SR, gave it a twist, and kept tatting.

Sunday, June 23, 2019


Probably my favorite thing to tat .... simple butterfly.   Especially fun to use up bits of fiber left on the shuttles! 

Top left, blue thread ( upholstery thread sample from Diana aka Lace Lovin' Librarian) + blue delica beads. 
Top right - double wound two size 20 Lizbeth fibers  &  beads { shuttle emptying }.   
Lower left, double wound size 20 Lizbeth & blue upholstery thread sample. 
Lower right, Spooky Size 10, Yarnplayer's HDT & beads. 

What fun!   A small key chain w/tatting inserted.   Part of a gift from Diane.   She is generous, shared part of her stash!    If you check her blog, you'll see her tatted keys.   Now that she gifted a key, I'll need to give it a try ; )

I use my own pattern (in the side bar of this blog),  Carol's butterfly.   

If you are new to tatting, a step by step can be found here:

Or, I tat simple floral doodles.   Tat up quickly and nice way to empty shuttles! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Tollway Tatters (June 8, 2019)

Gift for Cathy B of With Needle and Thread Blog --- embellished OUI yogurt jar.   Used Lizbeth Size 20.  Colors 683 + 621.  The pattern was from the Online Tatting Class.
 Cloverleaf Scalloped Edging from Workbasket Feb. 1959

 Photos above and below --- tatting by Marlene (aka The Mad Tatter).   The doily above was tatted with perle coton.   Below, double wound technique - butterfly. 

The next gathering of the Tollway Tatters:
Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Easiest Ice Blossoms

Edited 19 June 2019:  I forgot to add.   If you are interested, check out Tatting Times, February 2017 for Karey Solomon's pattern.

'Easiest Ice Blossom' pattern by c. Karey Solomon 2017

Last Saturday ..... Marlene (a.k.a. the Mad Tatter), made mention to me that she checks my blog for new posts.   And, I hadn't been blogging!

So, I pulled out my tatting bag & the first thing I pulled out - which I had not previously blogged about was a gift from Sue Anna (Tollway Tatters).   She gifted kits which included the pattern, tatting shuttle, beads, ice drop, and Size 10 fiber -- Yarnplayer's HDT "Spooky".     It was an incredible pattern, easy-to-follow, and tatted up in no time!


Marlene, you have my word, as I come across other tatted items of interest, I will blog about it / them.

Also, in all things tatting news, I purchased more ceramic shuttles from Sumiko Braithwaite.  I just love having them on my table.