October 31st, 2013
I am slowly working on the Honey Napkin.
Row 8 is complete. Hopefully I will have time this weekend to start row 9.
Pattern is by Renulek.
She has the steps on her blog Tatting, Tatting, Chiacchierino.
Here are the links to each row.
Row 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Thread is DMC size 50 in ecru.
October 29th, 2013
CLRG hosted Lace Day in Bethesday, MD.
They offered several mini-workshops.
Tamara taught hyperbolic tatting. She is a great teacher, showing us three different methods.
I am still working on the technique of hyperbolic tatting on a ring.
How to do Hyperbolic Tatting by Patty Dowden.
I made a brooch using 2 of the techniques.
October 28th, 2013
CRLG hosted Lace Days in Bethesda, MD.
It was a wonderful day, I got to meet up with people I have met online.
There were several mini-workshops.
I took the hyperbolic tatting taught by Tamara Webb.
There were some wonderful displays of lace.
The Lace Queen from Germany came to speak to us about lace.
The crown she is wearing was designed and made by her.
Oh yeah…..can’t forget the vendor swag!!
October 23rd, 2013
Lesson 3 of “Teach Yourself Torchon Lace” by Eunice Arnold
I really enjoyed this lesson.
Setting up takes the most time and it seems to be the hardest part.
This was my first attempt. opps
The pattern was pretty easy after the first repeat.
October 20th, 2013
Lesson 2 of “Teach Yourself Torchon Lace” by Eunice Arnold was a fun to work.
It took a bit longer to get the set up correct.
I was following the directions as I went along, but you need to read each section completely.
The author will add instructions further down that needs to be done in the beginning of the steps.
I am very pleased with how much I am learning.
This pattern was great as a beginners piece because you actually make a piece lace.
October 14th, 2013
On August 27th, 2013 Tamara from Queen Anne’s Lace taught me how to make a snake in bobbin lace.
The pattern was pretty simple and it was enough to get me hooked.
Jean from the same lace group gave me a pillow to start with and a couple of beginners books.
They are amazing women and masters at their crafts, so I couldn’t be in better hands.
I have started on my own this weekend with a book “Teach Yourself Torchon Lace” by Eunice Arnold
Here is Lesson 1: