Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Playing around

I couldn't decide what I wanted to do today, so I just played around.

I started out look through Tatted Crosses by Sharon Briggs. There are so many pretty patterns in this book! All of the patterns are designed to be tatted with size 80 thread, but I wanted to practice with size 20 first.

This is the center os Sharon's Rose Cross in size 20 Lizbeth, Azalea Lt. I can tell that this cross would be gigantic in size 20. Just the center measures 2" across. I'm glad I practiced this rose motif in size 20 first. It was good practice in tatting chains in a consistent length.

Next, I pulled out this tatting magazine from 1944. Did you notice the price?

The very first pattern was one I wanted to try. It's #8894. I'm using Coats and Clark's size 70, color #8.

It's been a while since I've tatted with thread this fine. It was surprisingly easy!

Of course I had to finish the day with an Ice Drop!


  1. Fabulous motif and start to your edging!!! :)

  2. Will you complete the cross in size 20? The centre is a pretty motif on its own. The edgings are very pretty.

    1. No. I think the cross would be way too big, probably 6" across. I suppose if I wanted to frame it, that would be a nice size. I really just wanted to practice the rose motif. When I decide to tat the whole pattern, I will definitely use size 80!


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