I fell in love with the Josephine Cross the first time I saw it. It is a free pattern on Ben Fikkert’s website http://bentats.nl/. This is in 100 thread.
It was the first time I used Josephine rings.
My son bought me Marilee Rockley’s book ‘Tatted Jewelry’ for Christmas. The patterns are gorgeous! Some are more challenging, but the techniques are clearly illustrated. Her blog is at yarnplayertats.blogspot.com/.
The was just some fun. Someone gave me a kit with fancy wool that knits up into a scarf. I decided to add a few beaded butterflies.
Another one from the Marilee Rockley book.
A Mary Konior pattern this time, from ‘Tatting with Visual Patterns’. Our local library has a copy of her book ‘A Pattern Book of Tatting’. It was invaluable to me when I started out.
This is also from ‘Tatting With Visual Patterns’. With random tatting there is no fixed pattern. You start with a central motif and just keep going. I’m not entirely happy with this.
Another Mary Konior pattern – one of my favourites.
I tatted these for my great-niece.
This one was great fun – the pattern is by Meta at http://homemadebymeta.blogspot.com/ (June 2013)
I added the flowers and the butterfly.
I am going to be updating this site more regularly. I have plans for some posts on tips and techniques – some things I learned the hard way! There are some great tatting sites out there, and I will include links to them as well.