Friday, 17 February 2017

who needs a paperclip?

Did I say it before? I love butterflies! I still have a lot of bugle beads, only 10 are needed for this one-shuttle pattern:
(BB = bugle bead)
Six rings: (NOTE all bugle beads are in the core thread, so not in the ring's loop, they slide in place from the shuttle)
R1: 1-1 BB 6-1 BB 1;
R2: 1 BB 1 +(join to R1) 6 BB 6 BB 1;
R3: 3--(long picot)3 ;
R4: 1 BB 6 BB 6-1 BB 1;
R5: 1 BB 1 +(join to R4) 6 BB 1; Join to first picot in R1
R6: 6, close, tie and cut the thread.

I cut the long picot for antennas and inserted the paperclip in R6 and R3 rings.

Simple rings can do magic sometimes, isn't it?
I'm not sure I need many paperclips, but they are fast and easy. Don't worry, they can't fly away, exept those that have already been "kidnapped" by my mum!


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

out of the corner

Thank you for visiting me, I wish you a happy Valentine!
I've just tatted a little heart, at a glance you can't even see those superduo beads, the same color of the thread:
If you'd like looking at more hearts, try this link:

I'm very slowly tatting my two edgings, but I managed to have 2 corners for the white one and one corner of the hanky.
Not so much for today's post, but I wonder if you glimpsed my header bar where I've added an "about me" page...

P.S. I updated the post sbrilluccicante  to add the link to the video offered by the "Georgia Seitz Advanced Class" channel. Thank you for watching.

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Friday, 10 February 2017


The vintage tatting has been cheering up my days. I'm tatting the second corner of the Priscilla's white edging. Then, last Saturday, I bought two lovely hankies in a market stall, under a pile of secondhand clothes. But it seems they have never been used, there's the label still attached. I love hankies, I just couldn't leave them.

The first one has bright colors. It's so lovely, it's worth a tatted edging, isn't it.

Thread is dmc size 80, pattern is from Priscilla Tatting Book #2, Fig. 2 page 3. It's not the first time I've tatted this pattern and I can remember that some years ago I had troubles to get it done correctly.

(In the photo, there's also the TIAS 2017, thank you very much for the fun, Jane Eborall!)


Friday, 3 February 2017

quite corner

Thank you very much for your comments in last post, I value all your thoughts about how the inner row has to be connected to the wheels, it will be a nice puzzle when I finish the corners, but I'll be on the wheels for a while.

In my quite tatting corner, I'm still playing with bugle beads and I'd like starting something else, perhaps a colored motif. The "Tuesday Tatting Designers Class" has begun again and there will be a lot of inspirations, we are invited to give ideas and suggestions, too. Anyone who wants to join in is welcome! Infos are here:

I also joined the TIAS fun, I'm still hopeful that it is a butterfly... I'm very optimistic :)  it has got one wing, an eye, it is colored (variegated) and it flies around from one table to another. But actually the eye is wrongly placed, I think...

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017


That's how I'm trying to sort it out, even those joins in the inner row of the border seem barely fathomable in this moment:
I like that froufrou look, very vintage. I've shortened few picots and one corner of my edging is almost completed, I need one wheel and one flower. I played again with the zoom I took from the pfd file, trying to figure out the inner row.

Priscilla's words: "Along the inner edge of the border, make a double row of rings (each of 7ds, 7pp separated by 2ds, 7ds, close) joined by the first picot, and the outer row joined to the wheels and four-leaved figures..."
Well, I'm always puzzled by the word "join" put there as though you were sitting side by side aunt Priscilla while she was tatting and chatting. I can see the rings joined to the wheels by 2 or 3 picots up there, aren't they?

I think I should tat all corners first, then I'll think about it.


Thank you very much for all your nice comments.