Monday 27 April 2020

Rainbows of thanks

For those of you who live outside of the UK perhaps you are unaware of how the ‘Rainbow’ has become a symbol of thanks to those working in the National Health Service (NHS) especially during the outbreak of Covid-19.  Over the last five weeks children and adults have made their own rainbow pictures out of a variety of materials and  put them in the windows of homes and business.  We are truly grateful to all health professionals and to those people who have been looking after residents in care homes and others who have kept essential services running during the pandemic.   These are my rainbows to wear!

With the bottom set I used Lizbeth 20 thread Rainbow Splash the colour way my sister Jane Eborall thought of and it is just right with random beads for these earrings. The top set were rather a fiddle counting the colours on to the thread and shuttle in the exact order.

The pattern can be found here  it is very old.  

 I remember seeing it years ago and wanting to tat the earrings, now my time has come!  Thank you Georgia Seitz it seems that your pattern has now had a lovely come back.

Friday 24 April 2020

Tatted Crosses

Thank you to those who commented on my last post and welcomed me back, so unexpected and lovely, I really must try and keep up my posts on this bog.

Before Easter I made some tatted crosses which I gave away, all but one. It was during the first few weeks of lockdown. My gifts, mostly posted, took the place of a face to face contact. I then made some more but have not, as yet, put  tails on them so they can be used as a bookmarks. 

Thank you to for the pattern, it is simple but very elegant.

I used number 80 and 100 thread together and enjoy seeing the different colour combinations that these threads seem to produce. 

Saturday 18 April 2020

A bit of a break

I have not posted anything for a long time on this blog, mainly because I got out of the routine and then suddenly all other routines in life went when the pandemic struck.  So I found these earrings which I made using the thread from Singapore. I have done other tatting but have lost some of the items in the past week or two since tidying up!