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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
To keep tatting thread from tangling, run it through the loop in one end of a safety pin; then fasten the pin to your clothes.
Happily tatting away while watching TV – it’s a recipe for disaster when you don’t know the pattern. After I’d finished and taken photos I pulled out the original pattern and oops – looks like I misread that! On the upshot, that means a new design The finished product to me looks a little like [...]
This simple motif forms the basis for so many other patterns, yet it’s quite sweet on it’s own. It’s a vintage pattern in the public domain. The sample here is needle tatted using size 10 crochet cotton. Ring: 4ds, 3p sep 4ds, 4ds, cl *Chain: 6ds, 3p sep 2ds, 6ds Ring: 4ds, join to last [...]