Friday, April 26, 2013


The Online Tatting Class featured "Sonnenschein" from Happy Occhi by Petra Tornack-Zimmerman. This is a beautiful little pattern that I totally messed up!

First, I didn't follow the pattern. I looked at the diagram and thought... oh, I get this! When I was well into the design, I looked at the beginning of the pattern and saw that I was supposed to start with a chain. Oops! I started with a ring!

I'm not sure if that mistake led to the angular chains or not, but I know that I will re-tat this piece following the directions! I hope my second attempt looks more like Petra's sample!

The thread is size 20 Lizbeth, Pineapple Parfait #170.

Georgia posted that this book will be available in English. Frivole, did you see that it's a book of square motifs? Right up your alley!


  1. I like that motif!! :)
    Maybe you just created your own. :)

  2. It's a lovely book - when I bought my copy, the author gave a link to download the English instructions. I like your Pineapple Parfait! - I am going to tat the Honey Napkin in Honey Drizzle, I have the thread already. One day. When I have time.......

  3. nice. I saw it the other day when Georgia posted it. A perfect little tat in between larger works. I like that color.

  4. I don't see why you can't start with a ring. Many motifs can be worked more than one way. Or maybe Georgia will reveal a secret reason why to start with a chain in class Monday :) I think the problem with the chains is just uneven tension.

  5. Lovely little motif, I must have a look in my book and try it,

  6. A nice little motif, just the same! For some reason, I always mess up using only a diagram - I think I know what to do :/

  7. Thank you Diane - yes, squares, love them! I'll go check out the book!

  8. Looks pretty good, I like it :-)


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