Saturday, May 4, 2013

Spinning Wheels Glass Mat, Part 2

I'm finally getting this posted. While I'm slowly getting used to my new work schedule, it's still throwing off my life. The main change is that I can't find the time for tatting and other creative stuff. I used to do that in the evening, relaxing after supper. Since I'm off during the mornings and early afternoons, there's other stuff that should be done. I can't really justify sitting around for several hours in the morning tatting, when I should be doing other stuff. At least until I get into the groove of things. Tatting while sitting outside before it gets hot out sound really nice though. Spring has also finally arrived here. Temperatures soared last week to the mid to high teens (Celsius, of course) and we're supposed to get into the low twenties next week. Nearly all the snow around here is gone. So, I've got gardening on the brain now too. I have house plants that need to be repotted; it's easier (and less messy) to do it outside. And too much other stuff to mention. I will get back into tatting regularly, I just don't know when. I finished the second Spinning Wheels mat earlier in the week, I just didn't have the time to post.

Instead of using a variegated thread, I used a solid colour. I think it tats up a bit faster in a solid colour since you can switch shuttles instead of shoe lace tricking when you are supposed to switch shuttles. I'm not sure about the colour choice, I think it was reflecting my mood a bit.

This was tatted using Lizbeth size 20 thread in colour #606 Charcoal. As always, the pattern can be found in Mary Konior's book Tatting With Visual Patterns. For those interested in getting the pattern, you will need to get a hold of a copy of the book. I think I might tat another one, in purple. Then I have something I can give my mom for Mother's Day.

I'll try and post again soon. I may do an orchid post as I have acquired several new ones since February, and a couple new ones from last year are flowering for the first time (for me, anyway). So even if I don't have any tatting to share, I should be able to post again. Till next time.


  1. I love the glass mat personally very much. Even though your mood wasn't the greatest when you tatted this, it is lovely.

  2. Hi Jeff

    Lovely mat not seen it in a dark colour before, it does bend itself with any colour, it's one if those patterns that looks good in whatever colour you use.

    Love to see your orchids, they are my favorite flower, mine has another flowering shot which I saw just as I was going to cut off the old stem, that will be third lot of flowers from one stem.
    Hope your new working pattern so allows you more tatting time.

  3. It is a great idea that you tried to venture to other ways to tat using solid colors. I actually appreciate the outcome of the color notwithstanding the mood you have while doing this project. I even find it attractive and very intriguing though some consider it boring.

  4. The book costs $229 because it is out of print. I wish I could find this pattern somewhere since I'm not going to spend that much for that book.

  5. The book costs $229 because it is out of print. I wish I could find this pattern somewhere since I'm not going to spend that much for that book.