I stayed at home again today, this cold has I hope hit the worst patch and my face, shoulders and back are aching. Between naps I managed to complete the designers page on Knots – you can now select an individual designer and see all the patterns we’ve got links to that are theirs. It’s pretty cool if I do say so myself. The other thing I did was create a thistle bookmark using some soft grey-green and rich purple pearl thread from my stash. I’m quite pleased with the results. The pattern isn’t mine, it’s by Jean Napier-Faeih.Read More →

Jessica Bookmark © 1998 Kersti Anear Sample shown original size and tatted using DMC’s Coton A Broder in colour number 561. Instructions First Row: Ring: 5ds, large p, 5ds Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds * Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds Chain: 6ds Ring: 5ds, large p, 5ds Chain: 6ds Ring: 5ds, large p, 5ds Chain: 4ds, join to last p of 3rd chain of previous motif, 4ds, p, 4ds Repeat from * 4 times Turn Ring:Read More →

Matilda © 1998 Kersti Anear Sample shown original size and tatted using three strands of DMC embroidery cotton for both the shuttle and ball threads. Instructions Ring A of 4ds, 3p sep 4ds, 4ds * Chain of 6ds p 6ds Ring of 4ds, join to last p of previous ring, 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds Repeat from * 3 times Chain A of 4ds, 3p sep 4ds, 4ds End motif Ring of 4ds, 3p sep 4ds, 4ds * Chain A Ring of 4ds p 4ds, join to centre p of first ring of end motif, 4ds p 4ds Repeat from * 3 times Chain ARead More →

© 1998 Kersti Anear The bookmark on the left is shown original size and was tatted using three strands of DMC embroidery cotton for both the shuttle and ball threads. Instructions Ring A : 5ds p 10 ds p 5ds Ring B : 5ds join to previous ring, 15ds p 5ds Ring C : 5ds join to previous ring, 10ds p 5ds Chain A : 5ds Ring D : 5ds join to previous ring, 15ds p 5ds Chain B : 5ds p 10ds Clover Leaf 1st Ring : 10ds join to previous ring, 5ds p 5ds 2nd Ring : 5ds join to previous ring, 10dsRead More →

Petrina © 1998 Kersti Anear The bookmark on the right is shown original size and was tatted using 3 strands of DMC embroidery floss, variagated from dark to mid blue. Instructions Ring A : 5ds p 10 ds p 5ds Ring B : 5ds join to previous ring, 15ds p 5ds Ring C : 5ds join to previous ring, 10ds p 5ds Chain A : 5ds Ring D : 5ds join to previous ring, 15ds p 5ds Chain B : 5ds p 10ds Clover Leaf – 1st Ring : 10ds join to previous ring, 5ds p 5ds – 2nd Ring : 5ds join to previousRead More →

Stumpy © 1998 Kersti Anear The bookmark on the left is shown original size and was tatted using six strands of DMC embroidery cotton for both the shuttle and ball threads. It reminds me of the Stumpy-Tail lizards of Australia. Instructions Ring A : 5ds p 10 ds p 5ds Ring B : 5ds join to previous ring, 15ds p 5ds Ring C : 5ds join to previous ring, 10ds p 5ds Chain A : 5ds Ring D : 5ds join to previous ring, 15ds p 5ds Chain B : 5ds p 10ds Clover Leaf 1st Ring : 10ds join to previous ring, 5ds pRead More →

Sabrina © 1998 Kersti Anear This pattern was inspired by a collar design and created for the March/April 1998 Bookmark Exchange. Sample shown original size and tatted using DMC’s Coton A Broder in colour number 550. Instructions Ring A: 6ds, p, 4ds, 3p sep 2ds, 4ds, p, 6ds Chain A: 4ds, 3p sep 4ds, 4ds Ring B: 6ds, join to last p of previous ring, 4ds, join to next p of previous ring, 2ds, 2p sep 2ds, 4ds, p, 6ds Chain B: 4ds, p, 4ds Ring B Chain C: 6ds, 2p sep 6ds, 4ds Ring B Chain D: 6ds Ring C: 4ds, join to lastRead More →