Monday, June 17, 2013


Sorry I haven't been posting much lately. I haven't been tatting much since I got back. I do have one motif to share, which was tatted a few weeks ago so I figured I should share it. Not much else tatting related, anyway. I got another piercing (well, actually two piercings) a few weeks ago, in one ear*. But anyway, I should get to the tatting.

It's another motif from Suzanne Schwenke's Spitzen-Kreationen.

This time, the motif is a square or diamond. I don't love this motif as much as the triangle I shared previously. It could be my tension, but it needed a lot of blocking to get it into shape. Because of that I haven't felt like making anymore. I should try it again with different thread. The thread is Flora size 20, #202 Natural, I think. I should point out that the patterns in this book are both diagrammed and written out. Several pages of translations are at the back of the book, so the written patterns are quite understandable. I mainly followed the diagrams, however.

I haven't decided what to tat right now. I have a few things I should finish; the Betta's come to mind. I wanted to do some crocheting a few days ago, but I couldn't find the hook in the required size. I KNOW I have one. Somewhere. I think. I probably should do some organizing one of these days.

If I get anything tatted, or crocheted, or something, I'll post as soon as I can. Till next time.

* I wasn't going to mention it as I know some of you aren't too keen about piercings. The piercing I got is called an Industrial (or a Scaffold if you're in Europe) piercing. It's basically two separate piercings joined together by a single bar 1-2 inches long. You can Google it if you want. I'll probably post a photo to Facebook once the redness and swelling go down a bit. And for anyone wondering, I got it because I liked the way it looked.


  1. Your piecing sounds painful, not heard of it and will look it up. If that's what you want you go for it, I stop anyone having what they want to do with their body as long as they don't expect me to follow like a sheep. Can you put it on your blog as I don't belong to Facebook. Thank you

    I like your diamond or square looks an easy pattern but with a big hole in the middle it looks as if something is missing, I don't have the book, but I am wondering what else you could do with it apart from putting on the front of a card.


  2. That's a pretty motif! Like Margaret, I've been thinking about how I would use it... maybe as a picture frame?

  3. I do like the little motif, it would look good appliqued to something with a small embroidery motif in the middle, otherwise it needs a center to hold it's shape I think.

  4. Thanks, Jeff for the inspiration to pull out my Schwenke books. I really like the way she writes up the patterns, now that I am used to them. Easy to follow, suddenly! I am actually in the middle of one I have not seen posted yet. Fun.

    This one is not as nice as the previous one, but I still like it a lot.
    Fox : )