This week I got confirmation of my membership of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Tatting Guild. I am excited to be part of this guild and hope that, in time, I will be able to attend some meetings and contribute to this group. Thanks for the welcome in the news letter!
This week I also completed my first Dragon, made from Anne B’s Dragon pattern. I made it for my sister, in dark green size 40 Milford Mercerised Cotton, and Mocha Brown Medium Lisbeth size 40. Thanks Anne B, once again a beautifully diagrammed and easy to follow pattern.
I had put off making this pattern for a long time as it uses SSSR (Single Shuttle Split Rings) and I hadn’t mastered these yet. Watching Game of Thrones recently spurred me to action, as I really wanted to make a ‘correctly coloured’ Dragon for my sister. This one replicates the green and bronze dragon described in the books…but I feel a thread purchase looming as I try to get closer matches for colours. I now feel very confident with SSSR and look forward to making more of the dragon bookmarks for friends and family. The wings were a little tricky, and I had to cut away the first try as I had the chains facing the wrong way.
I recall learning split rings to make Jane’s Sea Horses, and learning beading for a doily for the show. I wonder what patterns have you tried or learned a new technique for? Please leave your comments below.
Until next time, happy tatting!