Friday, 8 April 2016

A Bargain!

There are quite a few charity shops in the area I live and I am always in and out of them looking for tatting books or shuttles.  This week I found these two shuttles in the Red Cross shop.  They were  in two separate cellophane packages and priced at 50 p each which is an incredible price for such gems.  One end of the blue shuttle is open too much and I suspect that the pins holding it must have become a bit lose, but that does not matter as it is obviously quite old.  

After a really hectic week I hope to get down to doing some tatting this weekend, well after I have painted a few fence panels!   This is what I have started, Jane's doily.  


Her instructions are always so easy to follow but somehow I got in a real mess with this pattern, probably because I just was not concentrating and read them wrong. 

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  1. That blue one must be well loved.
    I've been thinking about doing Jane's doily, looks good so far. If it needs a lot of concentration though, I may have to wait until summer.­čśÇ

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  2. Well Michelle I find the doily needs a lot of concentration especially now I have started on the next bit, not memorised it yet either especially the corners, a really clever pattern though.

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  3. What an incredible bargain!! - a milward for 50 p, that's a real treasure. I'm waiting for the doily pattern to come on Jane's site, even if it's difficult, as you say, Jane's directions and diagrams always make sense.

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  4. Always fun to see a shuttle deal and they look great! I always go and look but have not had luck that way! Your tatting look great and even if it's wrong maybe you can just start a new pattern :)

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  5. I have yet to find an old, well-loved shuttle when out shopping, but then I don't go out shopping very often. I know I'd be thrilled to find those two shuttles!

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  6. Good find. Jane's pasterns are clear but not necessarily easy!

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  7. I can't find Jane's pattern for this very nice doily. Can you give me a link , please?

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    1. Christine you will not find the pattern yet as she has not put it on her website. As her sister I am often privileged to have a go with patterns before they are given out to everyone else!

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  8. oops I had no idea you were sisters!!! thank you for your answer I will keep an eye opened :p

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  9. Looks like you are off to a pretty good start on your doily!! :)

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