Friday, January 16, 2015

Late Christmas Tatting

I had meant to post these right after Christmas, but got busy with other things. Anyway, here is the tatting I did for Christmas 2014.

Done in Lizbeth size 80, #601, #638, and #671. Motif #21.

I love how this one turned out! It's the December 2013 Snowflake, by Sharon. When I was looking at the pattern, I thought it would look nice if done in three colors. This is a pattern that I would definitely do again.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #152 and #671. Motif #22.

I really enjoyed the Design Tutorial Snowflake, by Robin Perfetti, It is a pretty pattern that reminds me of a wreath (hence my color choices).

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #152.

This Snowflake 2 is another of Sharon's patterns. This was an easy pattern to tat, which is quite nice to do in between more difficult patterns.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #152 and # 671. Motif #23.

The Celtic Style Christmas Wreath pattern is by Birgit Phelps. I haven't done much Celtic style tatting patterns, but I might look into more now that I've done this pattern. I tatted the full pattern, and then tatted some without the final row.

Celtic style wreath, without the last row.

Why did I tat some without the final row? Because I thought they looked nice both ways.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #151.

The Five-Pointed Star is from the book Christmas Angels and Other Tatting Patterns, by Monica Hahn. Whenever I look at this pattern, I'm reminded of starfish.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #152.  Motif #24.

The Star of Leaves pattern is also from Christmas Angels and Other Tatting Patterns, by Monica Hahn. This was probably one of the more difficult patterns for me. I don't use a gauge to measure the bare thread (or picot lengths, for that matter) so the bare thread between each level of the points had me a bit nervous.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #152.

Now, the name I have for this pattern is Snowflake 16. Unfortunately, the pattern I have saved only has some pictures and the pattern, not who designed it. So if anyone recognizes where this is from, I would love to know. It's a pretty pattern, and enjoyed how all of the rings came together.

Done in size 10.

This angel is from a Nativity pattern by Jenni Sherriff. I plan on doing the rest of this pattern at a later date.

Done in Lizbeth size 20, #633, #640, and #647.  Motif #25.

I love how this Tea Cup and Saucer pattern turned out. This is a pattern that I've been wanting to do for a long time, and one that I would do again and again. I didn't connect the tea cup to the saucer, so you lift the tea cup up.
It's just an adorable pattern.
And with it, my first 25 Motif Challenge is completed! It was an exciting challenge, which allowed me to tat twenty-five patterns I had never done before. I've enjoyed the challenge, and am going to begin my second challenge immediately.

Letters done in Lizbeth size 20, #656, and #657. Roses done in DMC size 30, yellow. Sewn onto muslin.

This was the big project. My family drew names for Christmas, and I got my Grandfather. I decided to tat letters to spell Families are Forever, and then frame it. I used the letter patterns from The Tatters' Paradise again, and then tatted some roses using Vicki Clarke's Roses are Red pattern. The most time consuming part of this project was the sewing.
I do not like sewing.
But it was worth the effort, because my Grandfather loved it.


  1. You've been busy, good work! I love the family banner, that's really special.

  2. Lots of wonderful projects there!!! Everything looks so wonderful!!! :)