I have finally learned to tat!! Well, yeah I knew the basics and had been struggling for a while now but this time I have actually completed something without having to undo any part of it or even leave it mid way. It is from a book called Tatting Patterns by Lyn Morton. The pattern is Water Lily. The thread used is a viscose polyester blend silk type spun yarn that I have had for a few years now. It is used for a type of embroidery in India which is called ‘Kaadhi kamaan’. I don’t know what it is called in the west. The finishing is silk like.
The first time I made the motif yesterday evening, I ran short of thread on the shuttle. I had to leave it at that and start all over again. I completed the daisy and the two rings and chains on the outer ring yesterday evening and since it was too late, I had to retire for the night. I kept dreaming of getting up an to do it and today as soon as Hubby went of to work, I had my breakfast and sat down to complete it before BabyD got up. It is complete but all ruffled and I wonder what I need to do make it lie flat. Also, what do I do with the ends… where in the world and more importantly, how do you tuck them in?
With one project completed I feel like I can take up the 25 motif challenge too. I have no idea what i’ll tat but one thing is for sure I will always be interested in trying out all of what everyone else is doing!