11 November 2018

Martha Doily

I have bought 3 doily patterns from Renulek. This is the first one called "Martha".
It comes right from the shuttles and it's been a joy to tat it.
Diameter is 20 cm and Anchor thread size 20.
The next one is just missing 2 rounds so it will be done soon. 

21 October 2018

Opposite order

This small doily is done in Lizbeth size 20 and the pattern is from my Guild magazine.
Funny thing is that it is done in a special order.Center is tatted first of course and then row 3 and 4. At last row 2 is tatted.
I think the pattern is only available in the magazine mailed to members 3 times a year.

24 December 2017

Hearts and baskets

This year (in my mind) a very interesting new book of tatting patterns were published. In Danish it is called "Julehjerter i orkis" and it is by Lene Bjørn and containing 24 different tatted hearts.

Those baskets shaped as a heart is a traditional Danish Christmas ornament done in a special sort of paper and are first of all used on the Christmas tree but can also be found hanging in windows and lots of other places.

I managed to do a few of them for the display at the library. I think it must be one of the first examples of Danish Design. The eldest preserved heart is yellow and green and was done by the fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen in 1862 but without a handle so probably not meant for the tree. And it is unknown if he invented it.
Later it got on the tree and in our national colours red and white - but it can be done in almost any colours though.
Merry Christmas to those who are reading this.

23 November 2017

2 New Christmas Books

The reason for the display of Christmas tatting (previous posting) was that some new Danish books with Christmas ornaments have been privately published in these last couple of years.
At the library I mentioned a particular new book and was asked if I wanted to display my tatting done over the last 25 years or so. A couple of my workmates did not know what tatting was but most of them knew because over the years I have been giving away some bookmarks to those who "deserved" one somehow, ;-) .

The two books above are by Inga Madsen and they are called "Tatted Christmas Ornaments" and "Christmas Ornaments in Tatting with Buttons and Beads". All in all I think there are 6-7 tatting books with Christmas stuff published here over the last 20-25 years.
But a few of the things in the display cases are also designs published online.

21 November 2017

A few words and a lot of tatting

It has been ages since I posted here last time. I have never really skipped this but chose to use my limited time to do a little tatting now and then. But now I will see if I can get back here occasionally.

The pictures show the display case at my library with most of my Christmas tatting done over the last 25 years.
The books are the published Danish books with Christmas stuff.

18 August 2015

Small item but how significant
I want to share a story, one that my Guild is involved in. 

For the last 5 years members of the Danish Tatting Guild have tatted these pink bows to support the Danish Cancer Foundation which have a campaign "Support the Breasts" supporting breast cancer research. Guildmembers have tatted them for free and then they are sold for 20 DKR (3 USD). All the money goes to the Cancer Foundation.
4 months ago the Guild had sold those bows and collected more than 60.000 DKR (8925 USD) and now we are aiming at 100.000 DKR (14819 USD).
To the left is a picture of Inga Madsen handing over the first huge check to the Cancer Foundation.
So no matter how small the tatted item is, it can still have a huge impact.
And now I have joined with my first 2 tatted bows - I lost my own mother to breastcancer 15 years ago so I guess it was about time to do it.

08 August 2015

Just another big doily

Here is the doily mentioned in my previous posting, just another big doily.
Pattern is from my Guild magazine, threads are various Lizbeths size 20 and the diameter is 35 cm.