3 May 2011

Looking through old work

I found some more things in an old file that I did years ago - so over the period of the next few days (or as long as I don't get bored - or you!!) I'll show you.  

I put a lot of my work into files so that I could take it along to shows when I used to belong to the Ring of Tatters.  I'm going to try and sort things out in my tatting corner (the one in the back room - next to the tatting cupboard). It really needs doing!!  One of my tasks will be to pare down my newsletters by scanning what I really 'want' and then re-cycling the rest.  Nobody in my family would want them, I'm sure.
Again I'm not sure where this pattern came from but it's worked in an 80 Coats thread!  Actually it's probably a Mary Konior pattern.


Anne said...

Hi Jane, I've recently been through my Ring of Tatters Newsletters and cut out the patterns/hints etc. that I wanted to keep. The remainder of the
newsletters went into the paper recycling bin. This has made a lot of space
available in my filing cabinet.

Did you manage to shake Prince Charles' hand when he visited the Theatre at Stratford recently or did you just show him your tatting?

Jane Eborall said...

No, Anne. Nor did I go down when the Queen and Philip were here a few weeks ago either!!! Will I be sent to the Tower of London?

Maureen said...

I've been looking at all your old pieces, and the thing that has struck me is how beautifully the threads have lasted! - whereas all my old woollen knitted items became moth-eaten and unfashionable.
I will talk myself back into tatting if I am not careful!

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Jane,

Lovely piece of tatting and great colours. Yes I think it is one of marys patterns.

Fox said...

The amount of tatting you have done - such large pieces astounds me. Maureen is right. I have nothing of the hundreds of woollen things I knitted left, but I do still have a tablecloth I crocheted!

Pick up the shuttles, Maureen! For posterity!!!
Fox : )

Anonymous said...

I really like your picture today, it is very pretty. Is it a doily, or a scarf? I can't really tell how big it is. Thanks for sharing.


Jane Eborall said...

Well, Anonymous, it fits onto an A4 sheet of paper which is approximately 11" by 7". No idea what it was intended for - like a lot of my stuff it just had to be made!!!

Michelle said...

Oh- and thank you for making it! It's so beautiful!!! I'm inspired!

God's Kid said...

Beautiful! :)

IsDihara said...

Another breath of fresh air -- thank you for sharing this piece of tatting. Would it be correct to call it "archival?"

I just love how fresh, cheery and new it looks! Your projects inspire on so many levels. I may or may not ever complete a single large project (who knows?) but you reel them off your shuttles so effortlessly. Amazing.

Bree at "Bree's Way" said...

Dear Jane:

I so truely Love your tatting! (in the states we have a news paper column writer that goes by dear jane, and she gives out advice) But, i really really do admire your tatting, the size of the projects, the choices in color, the patterns chosen, everything. Your patience must be insurmountable!

I particularly love the piece you have chosen to show in today's post. I thought I had learned patience, and from where I was to where I am now, I have an incredible amount of patience, that of a Tibetan Monk, but still, I don't believe it is anywhere near yours, which is needed to accomplish larger projects like I aspire to do... I would love to do the above image, as a small table cloth,
yes, I said it, a small table cloth... how is that for 10 years worth of work?

Anyhow, I wanted you to know, I really admire your work and it really is beautiful. I appreciate all that you share, as with several of the other posters I have met, I always learn something from you. Thank You.

Jane Eborall said...

Thanks, Isdihara and Bri. I think a lot of my patience comes from dealing with reception aged kiddies for so many years. Then there was my dad for ten years and now I try to help elderly people learn computer skills. The trick is still, I feel, self trickery when doing large projects. Now I'm getting on so well with the diamonds I'm dying to get back to designing and the ideas are brimming in my brain!!! There's a time and place for everything!!!

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