12 June 2018

A new book in the pipeline


Sometimes what you need to enable you to recover from something nasty is a challenge. One of the nicest things that could happen to me was that Martha Ess wrote to ask if I'd test tat this butterfly for her.

Now I LOVE Martha's work and test tatting for her is a real pleasure. She's working on a new book which will be tatting on buttons. I love using buttons in tatting too so this was a delight to get my 'teeth' into.  Sally is quite jealous when I've shown her what I'm up to as she loves buttons too.

One thing which she mentions in the introduction is a method of joining to the button that I'd not thought of so this is on my 'to do' list to add to the techniques pages. It really makes for a much sturdier join and I wish I'd thought of it before her!!!!!

10 comments:

Maureen said...

What a very pretty butterfly this is. The Qld Tatters are having a Buttrperfly Challenge in July so I have been well into butterfly mode, ploughing through all my patterns. I'm glad you're feeling better.

Nancy Dugas-Gilmore said...

Absolutely stunning!

God's Kid said...

Very beautiful butterfly!!! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Ooh! This looks like another must have book from Martha!

picotsnkeys said...

Glad you are feeling better. I wish I could say it's been years since I was ill. But, I will push on!!!! Looking forward to your adventures in Tatland.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Beautiful butterfly pattern!

Bernice said...

I love tatting on buttons too. It looks like a winner.

Bernice said...

I love tatting on buttons too. Just think of the color options with thread and buttons.

Madtatter80 said...

Wonderful butterfly love the pastel colors and I too can't wait!

Alka Gudadhe said...

Wow! Butterfly!! I will also see the sturdy technique of joining button. Thanks for sharing.

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