Designer of many tatting patterns. Simple method of beaded tatting. Flowers are my inspiration!

Monday, 29 July 2013

Red & White Display

OK, OK!! I know it has been AGES since my last post, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been tatting....it simply means that I have been tatting surprises that I cannot blog about. But at last I have been able to do something I CAN talk about. This little display is for my next-door neighbour, Sue, who is an absolute treasure to me. She bought the red thread from a car-boot sale for just a few pence...didn't even really know if it was suitable for tatting....but got it anyway. She just happened to drop on to Coates vintage thread (size 20) in perfect condition and who better to tat it up for than for Sue herself. She isn't the doily type of person but loves this sort of thing.

11 comments:

Jane McLellan said...

Wow, beautiful arrangement! Great way to say thanks for the thread.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Beautiful bouquet! Hope you're feeling better.

Kristen said...

That is really cool! And it will look good long after real flowers would be gone! Well done! :)

Margarets designer cards said...

That's is a beautiful floral arrangement, there are many hours of tatting and all worth it when it looks so good. That was a lucky find at the boot sale.
Margaret

Clyde said...

Very nice Linda. What a wonderful gift for a friend. Could you please let me know were I could find the pattern that you used. Thanks Clyde

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

That is a beautiful display! Sue did a great job choosing thread, and you've done a beautiful job of using it!

Madtatter80 said...

This is really nice and unusual too. you did a lot of work. All previous picks are very nice you are talented.

Toptattyhead said...

Thank you one and all for your lovely comments.

Clyde the links to the rose and rose leaves patterns are on this blog in the Free Pattern section. The rest I made up as I went along.

God's Kid said...

That is such a sweet bouquet!!! :)

Joy McKenzie said...

This is a simply gorgeous creation, I am sure that Sue will love it....great to hear from you
Hugs
Joy in OZ

Urtica said...

Very nice bouquet!