Tattyhead

Designer of many tatting patterns. Simple method of beaded tatting. Flowers are my inspiration!

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Tatted Clover Snowflake

I have now written out the pattern for this little snowflake and the link to the PDF is in my Free Pattern section on the right side bar. Enjoy!


Thursday, 1 December 2016

Little bells


These little bells started life as little angels but you know what it's like when you start designing....one thing very often turns into another!


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Christmas snowflake ornaments

This is my latest snowflake pattern.
The white beaded ones show the design progression, but the blue beaded ones are the finished article.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Colourful crocheted blanket.


I was asked to crochet a blanket for a little girl's bed....this is what I came up with.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Christmas Tree Earrings 2016

It's that time again! Another Christmas is around the corner and so I thought I would make a new pair of my Christmas Tree Earrings.
This pair is made with perle No 8 with tiny seed beads.
I now stiffen the earrings with hair spray. I have found that it works very well, does not affect the colour of the cotton and can be re-applied again and again if the earrings become limp.
The link to the PDF pattern is at the bottom of my free patterns list on the right side bar.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

3D tatted flowers head band


This little girl desparately wanted a pink head band to wear during her next performance, so Aunty Linda came to the rsecue.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Classic Doily for birthday present

This is my Classic Doily (pattern in Free section) that I did for my best friend's birthday. She absolutely loved it, as I knew she would....I had done it in very fine thread....DMC vintage 70....making it very fine.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Oval creation

I decided I wanted a new tatted oval doily and so picked up my shuttles and made a start....this is the result so far. I am using a DMC vintage thread in size 70.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Flower Brooch Pattern

The Flower Brooch Pattern is now available from my Free Pattern section. I hope you enjoy trying it out.
Here is the link as well.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Tatted brooches for Tat Days


These are the brooches I designed as gifts for the Tat Days tutors. I never actually got around to writing out the pattern and so I had better do it soon so that I can post the pattern PDF in my Free Pattern section.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

New Collar PDFs uploaded

I have uploaded two new collar patterns to my Free Pattern section, I tried to put pictures of them in this post but blogger is having a moment and simply isn't playing!

Although I designed them two years ago I wasn't able to publish them because they were designed specifically as presents for the teachers at Palmettos Tat Days. Now that the Tat Days event has taken place (last weekend) I can now share the patterns with the rest of the tatting community.

I also designed a brooch for the same set of teachers but I haven't written the pattern for those....maybe soon.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Crocheted wheaten scottie dog

My son and daughter in law have a black scottie and a wheaten scottie and so I thiught I would have a go at crocheting a wheaten one with some spare cream arran wool.

I'm very pleased with the result.....I made it up as I went along, but didn't write the pattern down as I was doing it! Now I wish that I had!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Spruced up tatted flower arrangement



I have kept taken a lot of old flowers, taken some of the old ones out and added a lot of new ones.

The arrangement is sitting on my Coronet Doily....the link to the pattern can be found in my Free Pattern section.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

90th birthday cake request

I don't usually do cake requests anymore but how could I say no to such pleading! I must admit I really enjoyed the challenge, but I wouldn't want to go back to a regular thing!

The cake is a rich fruit one and could last for months, but being laced with so much whiskey I don't expect it will last for very long! It is covered with 2lbs of marzipan and 2lbs of soft icing. All the decoration is done by myself including the lily.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Celtic Christmas Motif

My neighbour bought a metal stag to decorate for Christmas and asked if I could tat it a "horse blanket". This is what I came up with. I will try to write the pattern out, but I think it might be a bit complicated with the Celtic design!
PDF now done and here is the link.