This is the little bit of variegated green tatting which I did on the plane coming home from the Easter Gathering. I chose a plastic shuttle which didn’t have a crochet hook imbedded in one end so that it wasn’t regarded as a dangerous weapon of mass destruction! Once it was finished at about the same time as the wheels of the plane came down for landing, it looked a bit like a Christmas wreath. I blocked it flat and attached it to the corner of my own Easter Gathering block then added a corded flower in the centre and little coloured plastic flower beads around the edge. If I do another one for a Christmas wreath, I wouldn’t use the variegated thread again, instead I would use a plain dark green one. However, this one looks quite happy on the corner of my block.
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These two photos show Catherine concentrating while I was teaching her to Shuttle-tat. She managed to pick it up quickly and it wasn’t long before she was doing knots which slid along the shuttle thread just as they were supposed to. I hope she goes on to complete edgings and motifs for her crazy quilting projects which are beautiful anyway. Check out Catherine’s blog “Calidore’s Garden Ramblings” in my side panel.
Mary learnt to tat last year at the Nowra CQ Retreat and she picked it up really quickly, however it still didn’t stop her getting all tied up in knots at the Mollymook Embroiderer’s Guild meeting! I was experimenting with tatting using two colours and managed to complete an inch of tatting before making a mistake and having to start again. I was happy with the result though – pink clovers joined with green chains. I will blog it once I get past the 1 inch mark…….