Monday, 30 December 2013

Free time....

I have some free time now, in between all the visits.
Time for some tatting, or embroidering, or.....
first, I have been making an ornament for the christmas tree.
I started with a piece of an edging from a book by Jan Stawasz, part of a hat. that is the bit in the middle. I made a top for it, and used thread in between, to pull the two bits together. and a thread at the bottom, to make it fit.
The next one I wanted to do the whole thing in one go. And it worked! looks good, I think.You can see the difference in the top, this whole 'sleeve' is tatted.
These take a lot of time to make.

I made a pakdoek, from a pattern from the Marker course. These were used at school by girls, to keep their needlework in. The work is put in the middle, the cloth folded around it, and the ties are tied.
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