Tuesday, 27 September 2016

aunt's action plan

If you visit her in August, she's giving finishing touches to her handmade Xmas' gifts! Yes, because she starts early, -"because well done handmade crafts demand your time - she says - and then you sure want to have a rest when the season is coming, aren't you, and of course you love visiting friends in December, ..."-  I've always tried to follow the aunt's plan, without success. During this year I've started few different things, incomplete, and for some of them I also changed my mind. Anyway, that's only to warn myself  I'd better start something for Xmas.
glass balls
To cover that glass ball, I've used Finca light gold (Hilo Metalizado, 1000mts, Presencia Hilaturas), double strand, 35% Polyester and 65% Viscose, but I doubled the thread to make it thicker. Tatting is in 3 parts, joined with a bare thread with the help of a needle.

Do you remember that I'm learning Bosa's lace? The ladies from Bosa, maestre of their Sardinian filèt called  “SU LÀURU 'OSINCU”, are coming again by a month, and I can't wait! I hurried finishing the net from last year and that's the frame completed:
And this is only one of them, after cutting from the net:
I'm still learning, I beg you don't look too close!

So, that's why I've less tatting this week! By the end of this week (I hope) I'll show you my progress on the green&purple doily with CR and wide picots.... this one: .... Mmmm, I need a name! Would you rather help me or suggest me a names generator link?

(That's for my dear Italian followers: if you liked one post in particular and want me to translate it in Italian, please let me know with a comment under that specific post. I'll post all the most requested posts - at least 7 requests under each post- in facebook, as pdf files.
Questo è per i miei cari follower italiani: se vi è piaciuto un post in particolare e volete che io ve lo traduca in italiano, dovreste gentilmente farmelo sapere con un commento sotto quello specifico post. Metterò in facebook i file PDF dei post più richiesti, ovvero che abbiano un minimo di 7 richieste di traduzione.)

¡Pura Vida!
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Friday, 23 September 2016

go on

12th round... to be continued!

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Thursday, 22 September 2016

beloved monster

Lately it seems that indecisiveness is my first attitude. I don't know what to do with this one, I like a lot the centre daisy with wide monster's picots but it is very little, even with that size 60 thread.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016


Flowers make the ideal gift - or just treat yourself! -, but the first is way too little, the second ruffles, the third cups... I rescued the little version and I'm tatting a white bracelet.

For the green version I used 2 strands wound together, they are dmc E703 and dmc special dentelles colour num. 94. The white version is dmc Diamant 100% polyester, D5200. They are both very similar to a single size 50 thread. Superduo beads are 2.5x5mm.

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

more from 1924

I love the look of that swirly centre, but with just one colour it didn't show off so much. The core thread is yellow in that motif, a great trick to emphasise the rotating shape.

But after few rounds I wondered how much I would have resisted... Not so much, actually!
It's fast and easy. I don't change hands' position from the chain. Bend the core thread on the left and put the hook inside to grab a loop, then put the core shuttle inside the loop. Pictures in Priscilla Tatting Book #3 are very clear. ( )
Following a tip from Priscilla's rose motif, I left a little picot before starting next chain:

My little sample is already finished. Do I like it? So so...

But I'm very happy that I've learned something new from such an old book. That's exciting!

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Friday, 16 September 2016


It looks pleasant till now, but I'm afraid to overload it with more curled rings. Stop it or continue? It's a wee bit larger than a coaster.

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Thursday, 15 September 2016

a lovely angel

I found this cute angel in Pinterest, a picture with numbers on it, I could not resist tatting it, it's so lovely!

Designed by Patrizia Pirocca. My first version has been tatted with a size 70 thread:

I tatted it again in DMC Cebelia n.10:

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.