Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Happy Christmas

There are only a few days left before Christmas so I've added the pattern for this quick and easy Snow Flower to my website (www.cariad-tatting.co.uk.)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Christmas Angel

Usually, I create a one or two row motif each month for my tatting groups to work but ocassionally I give them a larger project that will take two or three classes to complete. This angel is definately a large project. The pattern uses basic rings and chains and the special techniques - block tatting, split rings, measured picots, pearl tatting and a beaded dropped (aka 'downward') picot.

I created two different Christmas Angel patterns this year but this one has been the most popular. There is still time to make one for Christmas so if you'd like to give it a go, the pattern, along with instructions for the special techniques are on my website. Click on 'Cariad Tatting' under 'Patterns at:' to get to my website.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

A Tatted Leek and Daffodil Pin

I have added the patterns for my Tatted Leek and Daffodil

Pin to my website. I created the Daffodil Pin for the members of my tatting group to make and wear on
St David's Day (March 1st). It is a very easy pattern with just rings and chains which are then shaped into the flower head and attached to a lapel pin.
When my brother, Michael, was a teenager he decided to wear the alternative symbol of Wales on our National Day - which is a leek. Now, to most people in Wales, a leek doesn't look as good as a daffodil and it certainly doesn't smell as nice - but that's teenagers for you.
A few years ago I was looking for something to different tat when a few friends and myself were demonstrating tatting at the National Museum of Wales in St Fagans, Cardiff: and the result was a tatted leek.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Tatting for Christmas - a new book of tatting patterns

I have been working on this book for over two years and have finally had it printed. It contains just patterns because to have added techniques would have made it bigger - and therefore more expensive. Instructions for the techniques can be found on my website, in the Ring of Tatters' Newsletters or from me by email or post.

The book is spiral bound, size A4 and has 86 pages, all in full colour.

It contains 46 patterns plus 11 beaded variations of some of the patterns.

The patterns have clear diagrams and easy to follow instructions.

"Tatting for Christmas" costs £25 inc UK p&p. If you live outside the UK and would like a copy contact me and I'll find out the cost of postage to where you like.

Friday, 2 September 2011

New Website

At last I've got round to setting up my own website. It has free patterns, a techniques section and a gallery.
I enjoy teaching, so the patterns I create are mainly for my students to practise the techniques I've taught them. To check it out click on 'Cariad-Tatting', (under Patterns at:) at the top, left of the screen.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Royal Wedding

I designed these blue birds for this month's pattern for the members of the Ring of Tatters' pattern club. They can also be used on an anniversary card or a single bird for a birthday card.

I'm going to London on Thursday to watch the cellebrations with my daughter, Marguerite, and her family. We'll watch the pagentry on the television but might go out into the city later to join in the party.