Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Testing tatting...

Or how to 'break your duck' by volunteering!!

A week or so ago someone told me they were back to tweaking and redesigning patterns... as I was 'in need' of something different to do, fingers took up the keyboard challenge and volunteered to test the pattern!! You've seen the black and gold result... I don't have gold bugle beads... I found silver, silver beads, and I had a fair length of thread on shuttles that needed using up... being a Yorkshire skinflint (hate waste) thread don't get thrown or put in the waste tub till it's too short to even make a tat splat!  (For those of you who don't know what it is, I'll explain in another post)...

Anyway, That Designer... didn't tell me there was a technique I avoid like the plague!! And I didn't realise till it was too late... bit the bullet, as they say, and followed destructions...  lot easier than I thought it would be... now no avoiding!!  Thanks for breaking the duck Miss!!

Here's the result, needs the ends finishing off... and I'm not forewarning anyone else... join me and break your duck!!! Lol


  1. Just lovely I see dragonflies 🦋🌹🦋I do admire your work, but I do struggle with the bugles beads cutting my thread.

  2. They look very glamorous and will suit you, Sue.

  3. Pretty earrings!! Good job!