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Long picot in a new doily

Long picot in a new doily

Hello everyone!

I try very hard to create a new project every week, do you remember? And now I am very interested in the possibility of combining long picot. Because, this is extremely exciting, believe me!

I plan to create a small collection of patterns using long picots. So, I wrote in a previous post about the first pattern in this series. I called this napkin “Mandala.”

And the Mandala pattern is already on sale, welcome:

In the next model, I combined picot of different lengths. It turned out interesting. This pattern is not for beginner tatters, of course. But we must always evolve, right? I simply have to try new tricks, new methods. Because I feel how each new knowledge increases my self-esteem. Yes, don’t be surprised. I am also sure that the long picot in the new doily creates lightness and airiness. You know that these properties are especially appreciated in lace. Do you agree with me?

I hope you appreciate my new job. And I would like to know if it is worth creating a collection of such napkins? If you write your opinion in the comments, I will be glad 🙂

So, this is what my new doily looks like. Again, I am at a loss in choosing a name, alas 🙂 I will try to make instructions as soon as possible (maybe by the end of the week). By this time I should come up with a name as well.

Long picot in a new doily

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Perfect join tatting

Perfect join tatting

Hello everyone!

Every week I try to make a new project. Alas, this does not always work out. If the project is small, it is quite possible to create a tutorial in one week. But I need to try very hard, I assure you!

Sometimes, to fulfill an idea, I need to come up with new ways, new methods. I also try new unusual tools with pleasure! This week’s project is a small Mandala doily. I recalled all the methods that I know to do perfect join. The lack of extra knots gives this doily absolute openwork and airiness. Do you agree?

Perfect join tatting

So, 12 ways to connect a chain with a long picot. You can watch the video on my YouTube channel. Perhaps I am not entirely accurate in terminology. If you know the exact name of each parameter, leave a comment on the post. Also share if you know any other method. It will be interesting and useful!

Method 1, for the shuttle.

This is the easiest way. You pull shuttle thread into a long picot. Pass the shuttle into the new loop and tighten the thread. But the node that is formed by this method, alas, does not suit me.

Method 2, for the shuttle.

This method is similar to the first, but in this case, a loop creates a thread ball.

Method 3, for two shuttles.

I use this method for tat Onion Ring. For example, doily “Honeycomb”:

Method 4, embroidery needle is used instead of a shuttle.

I think every tatter used this method at least once. Because it is a perfect join (in my opinion, of course).

Method 5, for needle.

This method repeats the first method for the shuttle. Only you use the tatting needle in this case. This method does not suit me either.

Method 6, for needle.

This method repeats the second method for the shuttle.

Method 7, for needle.

This method is convenient to use if you have a small ball. Because the ball will need to be passed through the loop.

Method 8, for needle.

This method without knots – perfect join. Yes?

Method 9, for netting needle.

I am delighted with this method! Netting needle is an ideal tool in this case.

Method 10, for cro-tatting.

You use CH (Chain Stitch) for the connection with this method.

Method 11, for cro-tatting.

You use SC (Single Crochet) for the connection with this method.

Method 12, for cro-tatting.

You use DC (Double Crochet) for the connection with this method.

You can choose any method for joining a long picot and chain. And try to create your perfect “Mandala” doily!

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New week new project

New week new project.

Hello everyone! On June 17, my competition for the best name for tatting doily ended. Ah, how many beautiful names, how many kind words I received! It’s amazing! I am extraordinarily inspired. And after a wonderful weekend (I hope your weekend was also good!) I start my new week with a new project.

I decided to use an interesting technique for the center of this doily. It looks like bobbin lace, doesn’t it?

New week new project
New week new project

I want to call this doily “Wheel of Time”. Because the alternation of dense and airy rows reminds me of the running of time in our lives. I think each of you has come across “long” days when time goes on endlessly. And I know there are so “swift” days that fly by like an instant. This is the wheel of time that moves without stopping, then slowing down, then accelerating. Zoe Carbajales came up with this name. I hope she will not mind using this name for my new project.

Previous option

So, I did this project 7 years ago. And the previous version of this template looked like this.

Grey mandala doily

Now I decided to slightly change the general appearance, changed the color and thickness of the threads. I’m very interested in your opinion on the title. Therefore write in the comments, please. Is the “Wheel of Time” suitable for this doily?

By the way, pay attention to the personalized shuttle that I use. Do you want one for yourself? Check out my store, please:

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So, I will try to finish the pattern at the end of the week. Anyway, I will try! But after tat, I will need to draw a graphical diagram in a computer program, write instructions and mount a video tutorial. Yes, I plan to add a video to this manual. Do you think the video helps a lot? Or is it a waste of time? Oh, I’m talking about time again! Write your opinions in the comments.

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Announcement of winners

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Announcement of winners contest for the best name of my new doily. Competition for masters and tatting fans. What is the name of my new doily?

Thanks so much to all the participants! You came up with a lot of great name options for my new doily.
Lot determined the winner! You can see the video report on my YouTube channel:

So, the winner is Joan Thomas! My doily got the name “Honeycomb”! Joan receives a FREE doily “Honeycomb” tutorial. And also Coupon Code 30% discount on all patterns in my store.
The first 10 participants receive a Coupon Code 30% discount on all patterns in my store.

  1. Michele ;
  2. Wally;
  3. Isabella;
  4. Dawn;
  5. Connie Lewis;
  6. Andrea Fruggiero;
  7. Michelle;
  8. Mary G Chandler;
  9. Sarah;
  10. Helga.

I really liked ALL the names! Of course, I could not ignore all the participants. Therefore, I give the Coupon Code 20% discount on all patterns in my store for other participants.
Your prizes will be sent to everyone by e-mail registered when participating in the competition. Check ALL folders, please. My message may go to the spam folder if you have not added me to your contact list.

So, the Announcement of winners has taken place. I thank all the participants and congratulate the winners!

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Best name for tatting doily

Best name for tatting doily – this is the topic of today’s competition!

Hello everyone! I wrote on May 2 what I am doing in quarantine. A lot of entertainment, a few lessons and a little tatting, be sure! You saw how I started a new project.

Finally, I finished my new tatting doily. Do you like it? I used tight triple rings and wavy chains. And now I need to find a suitable name for this doily. Again, I decided to turn to you for help, my dear readers and subscribers! Who will come up with a better name? Let’s have a contest!

Best name for tatting doily
Best name for tatting doily

Conditions of the competition:

  1. Write your name for this doily in the comments.
  2. Share a link to my blog on social networks.


The winner will receive a FREE pattern for this doily.

The first 10 participants will receive a special coupon code with a 30% discount on patterns in my store.

The winner will be determined by a toss.

I will write the results of the competition in the next post, June 17th. Subscribe to my blog so as not to miss this event!

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I hope you help me come up with an incredible name for my new doily! Good luck!

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How to make a personalized tatting shuttle

How to make a personalized tatting shuttle?

Hello everyone! My granddaughter graduated from second grade (all the marks are on top, of course!). After such a busy year, the child should rest, right? And now my Maria is relaxing about sea with her parents. Therefore, I can devote more time to my tatting.

I told in one of the previous posts how to choose tatting tools.

I admit, I like to use shuttles the most. I thought that there are many beginner tattoos and masters of this art who also love to use shuttles. And yes, I consider tatting art, do you agree? Therefore, I decided to create unusual shuttles. Let it be “lace for lace.”

So I thought, creating my first collection of shuttles.

These were shuttles with flowers using the tatting technique. There are 154 knots in each flower! To weave these mini pieces, I used the thin embroidery threads. This is part of my stock! I’m not a threadsholik ( ha-ha-ha! ), I just love different colors!

But how to make a personalized tatting shuttle? For this, initials are needed. Many attempts, a few torn threads, and as a result, a collection of personalized shuttles is ready, cheers!

How to make a personalized tatting shuttle
How to make a personalized tatting shuttle

Perhaps you will appreciate the filigree of my work by watching the video. I tried to show with what thin threads letters are made. Do not worry, my hands are not so scary really! This is a very close-up shot.

What color shuttles do you like more? Perhaps you have suggestions for choosing thread colors. Write in the comments which combination of shuttle and letter is your favorite. These may be unexpected and fresh decisions, I am sure!

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My perfect wedding anniversary

My perfect wedding anniversary , or how I wanted to become a perfectionist. 🙂

Hello everyone! I hope all my readers and subscribers are healthy too. Take care of yourself! Stay at home!

In January, my husband and I had a wedding anniversary. My handsome man gave me an amazing pair of champagne glasses. These are such beautiful glasses, I was delighted! But there is no limit to perfection. And I decided to surprise my husband. You know that I’m a fan of tatting. And my blog is about this art form (mostly, of course). So I wanted to decorate our glasses with lace. But the lace should be original and unusual, right? Otherwise my perfect wedding anniversary will not be perfect. Such thoughts overwhelmed my incapable head, ha-ha!

Two glasses for the bride and groom look great in “clothes”. It should look like a white lace bride dress and a suit with a bow tie for a man. Of course, I made a very quickly black bow for a “man’s” glass. And I had to work hard on the magnificent skirt of the “bride”.

If you want to make such a 3D bow, the pattern can be bought here:

I took a small piece of light transparent tulle to make my lace skirt very fluffy.

Then I glued the black and white silk ribbon onto the glasses using double-sided tape. Then I fixed a black bow and a fluffy skirt on glass goblets. And voila! You can see what I got as a result. I heard a lot of compliments from my beloved husband!

My perfect wedding anniversary
My perfect wedding anniversary

Our wedding anniversary is long gone, but you can write your congratulations in the comments. I will be very pleased. And also share what decorations you make for family celebrations.

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What am I doing in quarantine

What am I doing in quarantine

What am I doing in quarantine.

Hello everyone! I hope all my readers and subscribers are healthy too. Take care of yourself! Stay at home!

So, we cannot make a difference. But we must change our attitude towards this situation. Let’s look at our “house arrest” in a positive way. Look, how many positive points I have identified for myself! Firstly, I chatting with my family every minute of every day. This is real happiness! Secondly, I teach my angel, my granddaughter to weave lace. Thirdly, we follow fashion. Fourth, I can not rush anywhere. So, first things first. 🙂

I am proud of my granddaughter. She is very talented. Maria made this bookmark for her math textbook in 4 days. Do you remember that my granddaughter is only 7 years old? And I just recently showed her how to make a tatting needle. This is phenomenal, isn’t it?

Of course, Mary does not leave our quiet corner. But I sewing a mask for her too. This is very relevant now. So that’s fashionable. (Do you remember that we are only looking for positive points?)

And I am gradually coming to the end of my new project. Because tatting is my passion. And my motto: not a day without lace!

I told what am I doing in quarantine. What are you doing? Write in the comments how quarantine affects your life, please. Can you find a positive?

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About quarantine, tatting and my little angel!

About quarantine, tatting and my little angel!

Hello everyone! Oh, I have not written posts on my blog for a long time. Don’t worry, I’m fine. I hope all my readers and subscribers are healthy too. Take care of yourself!

My husband and I live in a suburb where there are very few neighbors. This is convenient in this situation. Therefore, our seven-year-old granddaughter now came to us from Kiev (this is not close 🙂 ). I have no words to describe our love for grandchildren! Yes, the little angels in the house are a real miracle. Give them your love, your time and your care. Then you will receive in response the shining eyes and the sincere loving heart of the child.

A walk through the spring forest is a great pleasure.

I also want to boast of my talented and capable granddaughter. I started teaching my girl how to weave a lace with tatting needle. Look at her first job! (The yellow butterfly is my pattern).

But I must admit that I have very little time left for my tatting. I planned to create a new pattern by early May. But it is obvious that I will not have time to finish the work by the scheduled date. Although, where to rush?

My new idea is gradually being implemented, and I am pleased with the result.

I’ll tell you next time more about quarantine, tatting and my little angel.

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Tatting curl

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Tatting curl. How to make curl in beginning work.

Hello everyone! I recently made a new pattern for tatting earrings ” Valentine “. By the way, now you can buy any pattern at a discount 10%. Use coupon code: OFF10HAPPYPATTERN

Tatting curl

I used curl in these earrings. After posting to the FB, you asked me how to do this.

So I decided to tell you more about how I make curls. There are several subtleties. Take my advice. And then your curls will look perfect!

First trick

You must try to ensure that all nodes are strong enough. Do you know that you can determine the nature of a person by nodes? Yes, psychologists know many tricks to analyze us! If your nodes are very strong, you have a solid and even somewhat tough character. If you make free knots, then most likely your character is soft and calm. Please write in the comments if your nodes match your character! It is very interesting. Because my nodes even depend on my mood, yes! Oh, I’m a little distracted! So, tatting curl. What you need for a perfect curl. Firstly, try to make your nature very solid at this moment 🙂 The stronger the knots you tie, the better it a curl will hold the form.

Second trick

We start tat with a chain sometimes. Of course, it depends on the pattern. In this case, it is convenient to use a paper clip. But for curl, this does not work absolutely. Because you get a weak knot at the beginning of the curl after disconnecting the paper clip. What to do? I take a small piece of thread. How it works, check out my video. This my video shows three methods of tatting, as usual: tatting with a shuttle, tatting with a needle and cro-tatting. You can easily and simply make a curl at the beginning of weaving.

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