Monday, 1 February 2010

A Heart for St Valentine's Day

If you're looking for something quick to tat for St. Valentine's Day I've put the patterns for two fairly easy ones under 'patterns' on the left.

January was a very busy month, the snow slowed me down a bit when it came to getting out and about so I spent nearly all the time working on the computer. I had plenty to do because The Ring of Tatters is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and we're publishing a book of new patterns to mark the occasion. Last May we decided to ask thirty members of the Ring, who create tatting patterns, if they'd design something for this book. They've all been so generous and we've been given a really lovely selection of designs.

The sad news that Mary Konior had passed away on 16th January made me look again at her books, well, the two that I'm lucky enough to own. What an example she set to people writing tatting books - or any craft book for that matter. It is obvious from reading them that Mary believed if something was worth doing it was worth doing well.