Tat’s Cool!

And now for something crafty that came out better than expected: This is a tatted choker for a swap-bot swap. It’s done in a VERY simple interlocking rings, with a ribbon running down the center, and a pendant. The recipient makes amazing goth pendants and cameos, so I’m confident she can replace this pendant with […]

A tatted swap

Finally, I finished re-making/replacing the wrist cuff bracelet I’ve been working on. I wanted to do a simple pattern and work it into a bracelet, so that is exactly what I did: This is four strips of tatting– two bands of two rows each worked into each other, then the two bands are woven together […]

Another tatted thing

In mid-January, I tackled some silk hankies: which I bought in December at Pam’s store. Hankies are single silkworm cocoons that have been prepped and “spread out” into squares that are about the same size and shape as handkerchiefs. I spun them on my drop spindle, into this lovely laceweight yarn: There’s all of 2 […]

More Lace!

First up is a lace shawl I knitted. It’s a one-skein wonder, in that the pattern only calls for a single skein of yarn. The pattern is a little inaccurate, though. Not in the design itself, but in the amount of yarn I personally needed– I could easily have increased the size by another row […]

More tatting!

Yes, I am like a binge crafter, I know! First, I decided to do an extended tatted piece. This is a simple traditional edging, worked from the ball (every tatter recognizes this piece– it’s the one they all do). This is needle tatted in size 8 cotton thread, color is peach (same as the previous […]