Friday, May 13, 2011

Lace- Loving Librarian's Giveaway!

Again there is more generosity in the world of tatting!  The Lace Loving Librarian is having a giveaway of one of her fabulous blinged shuttles, which are one of her specialties.  You can check it out here!  Wish me luck and good luck to everyone else!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A tatted snood.....

I am not sure how this will turn out, but I thought it was worth trying.  I am in the process of tatting a 'snood', which is a essentially a hairpiece that covers most of the hair and holds it up out of the way.  I decided that tatting a snood would be fun after seeing a pattern for a knitted (or was it crocheted?) snood on a vintage pattern site (Bramcost Publications rocks- plus they frequently have book giveaways, including the one of 1940's Beauty that I won!).  I then looked around online and found that others have tatted snoods.  From the patterns I have seen, especially for crocheted snoods (the most common), what a person needs is essentially a doily that can have a ribbon or elastic run through the last round.  However, I do not have much patience, so most tatted doilies are too intricate for me (as well as not being open enough for the effect I want).

This is also my first use of blocking- I normally just press designs with a steam iron.  However, I thought I would try blocking (which I might note, is very easy to do- a cardboard box, a pillowcase, a spray bottle of water and a generous amount of pins).  This way, since I am making up the pattern as I go, I know that everything to this point is pretty much even and ready for me to add the next row!

Until the next random post, enjoy the spring weather!  Laivine