Monday, February 10, 2014

Setting an example

My mistake brought a bit of good fortune to Shelby. As the kids were showing me their accomplishments on Thursday, we all got so excited about everyone's progress that I forgot to have Shelby choose a motif as a reward. Lucky Shelby... there was an angel among the motifs from Sarah!

I know that several of the kids were really looking forward to coming in to the library after lunch today, but there was a special activity planned by our building principal, so they'll have to wait until tomorrow.

In the meantime, I figured I needed to show the kids what can be accomplished. Yes, they know that I tat snowflakes and other adorable motifs, but I thought it would be good to show them that with a little extra effort, they can create something really special. Unfortunately, I gave away the doily I tatted before Christmas. ;-)

I've been meaning to tat from Mastering Tatting by Lindsay Rogers, but somehow my book just kept moving to the bottom of the to-do pile. The kids were asking me what an edging is, so I took the opportunity to start one.

I'm using size 20 Lizbeth Twirlz, #402 Purple Berry. This is a very pretty thread, but I have to admit that in certain light I find it hard to count my stitches because of the way the color "twirlz". There have been a couple of times when I thought I hadn't pulled the stitch up close enough, but upon further inspection saw that it was just fine, again, an effect of the twirl. 

Next up... choose a hanky for this pretty edging! 


  1. Keeping up with the children is keeping you up to the mark! I like the edging. Sweet angel.

  2. Lovely edging,
    The kids are keeping you on your toes, they are certainly enjoying tatting, lovely to hear about their progress.

  3. Looking at the progress you have made with your students and the lack of such progress I have made with mine I do wonder if tatting is easier to pick up when you are younger. They have such enthusiasm

  4. wow looks like you tat so fast and I know what you mean about the purple it gets very dark in some spots!
    Tat tiny angel is really cute too I wonder where is that from?

  5. Your students are quite curious about tatting and that is such a good foundation for them. Love your edging. Blissful Tatting...

  6. That's going to be a lovely edging!


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