Learn Needle Tatting at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2015

I’m very excited to be able to announce that Ill be teaching needle tatting at the 2015 Edinburgh Yarn Festival. This inexpensive yet versatile lace technique can be used to create everything from accessories and embellishments to decorations and even jewellery. You’ll learn the basic lark’s head knot and double stitch and how to create […]

Another Swatch but Still Decisions to be Made

So, in my last post I talked about the various options that have me stumped in working out what my next big tatting project will be. So after a few days of mulling things over I’ve made some decisions but there’s still some deciding left to do. 1. Pattern The coffee table mat has been […]

Crafter’s Block

I’ve got crafter’s block. Yes, I know I have a number of WIPs but you see I’ve been wanting for months and months to start a BIG tatting project. The problem is that there’s just too many options. Every now and then I start to work my way through to finally make a decision and […]

Introducing Straw Tatting

Have you ever wanted to try needle tatting but perhaps you don’t have access to the needles? Maybe you’re trying to learn but finding the needles and fine threads too fiddly, you might be constantly stabbing yourself with the business end of the needles (blunt? they still hurt!) or perhaps you’re looking to tat with […]

My Week in Pictures 2012 Week 41

Week 41 is from Monday October 8, 2012 until (and including) Sunday October 14, 2012 This week I received a new knitting related gadget, taught Katy how to needle tat, finished the second row of my current WIP and started to cover my dining chairs. 20121008 – New toy! 20121008 – It spins! #newtoy #yarnpal […]

Thistle Do

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 […]

Everything hurts

The worst part about getting back into the gym is that the first week or so everything hurts. Doesn’t matter how easy I take it whatever muscles are involved will scream at me for at least 2 days. Normally it takes about 24 hours for Delayed-Onset-Muscle-Soreness, or DOMS to set in, so the fact that […]


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