Friday, May 01, 2009

Tatted Bookmarks & Pattern Page

I love to tat bookmarks. There are so many styles to choose from. These are two of my favorite though. The cat bookmark is from an old Knots Newsletter #50 from 2002. The cat is also in Diana Stevens Animal Bookmarks book.

The butterfly is my favorite butterfly to tat. The pattern is by Mary McCarthy and was in the Workbasket Magazine I think 1990. There is to be a bead in the center of the butterfly, but I left it out since I didn't want the bead to damage the book it would be used in.

I came across a Tatting Site I have never seen before. It is called "Free Tatting Patterns". I don't know whose site it is and none of the tatted pieces look familiar. Although the Wide Tatted Necklace does look like something Totusmel would have designed.

If you click on Read the rest of this post on each blog entry, it gives the pattern to that piece. There are some really pretty pieces of tatting here. I really like the pink white necklace.

Does anyone recognize who this site belongs to? There is even a Tatted Tie on here. Very interesting!!

Well let me know what you think.

Happy Tatting!


TattingChic said...

Cute bookmarks! The butterfly one is my fave.

So, this "free tatting patterns" you have the link!? I'd love to visit it! :)

Fox said...

Very cute! I'd like to know the site as well!
Fox : )

Tatskool said...

Googling Free tatting patterns doesn't help as it gives lots of references but not a specific site with that name.
Love the bookmarks but I would way prefer the cat to have eyes, It just doesn't look enough like a cat to me.
Wouldn't the head hang out of the book and not spoil the pages?

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi TattingChic & Fox, Oh, I can't believe I didn't put the link. It was late when I did that post. The link is on there now. It is a fairly new site, but I don't see a profile or anything to see whose site it is. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by to see my bookmarks.

Hi Pamela, I agree, beads in the eyes might make it look more like a cat, but for bookmarks, I usually don't use beads. Thanks for stopping by. I just added the link to the Free-Tatting Patterns site.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carol,

I love your little Cat and butterfly bookmark ~ so pretty.

Have a good week.


Bella Sinclair said...

Hey, Carol! Gotta love those bookmarks. :D Useful AND chic! What could be better. And I love the colors you chose for each one.

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Carolyn, Thanks for stopping by! I love to tat bookmarks, especially when they are for kids who love to read!!

Hello Bella, Thanks for your compliments. Actually the purple variggated I used on the butterfly is one of my favorite colored threads that is no longer made, so I only use it for special occassions. Have a great day!!

Bella Sinclair said...

Hey, Carol! Aww, so sorry to hear you were sick for Mother's Day. But I'm glad you're feeling better. Maybe you can take a day and sneak in your own Mother's Day celebration, just for yourself, eh?

Tattycat said...

I always love your bookmarks, Carol. So cute. Thanks for the link to the site. I have no idea to whom it belongs, but the patterns are lovely.

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Bella, Thanks for stopping by and the well wishes. I am feeling better now.

Hi Tattycat, How are you feeling? Hope you are doing better too! I do love tatting bookmarks, especially animal bookmarks.

battatter said...

Hi Carol
nice bookmarks! I like to make them for my sister, who always has a book in her hand!
I like that free pattern site. It looks like Russian, but I haven't a clue who runs it.
Thanks for visiting my blog and the lovely comments on my Haunted house.
(the other)Carol

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Carol, thanks for stopping by. Isn't that free pattern site great!! I can't say enough about your tatted haunted house. It is too awesome!!

jiggy said...

Thanks for the site. That is a precious butterfly pattern. I have just started tatting, my Granny taught me!

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Jiggy, Glad you found the tatting communitiy. There are so many patterns available on line. Good Luck!

Rose Anne B said...

Carol I love these bookmarks!!! I'm scouting for Kokopelli patterns - I've one but hoped there are different shapes somewhere.

Carol Lawecki said...

I tatted a KoKopellis before, see above link. Both patterns are on Jane Eborall's blog. I did just see a new pattern for one here:

from Nancy at Be-Stitched.

Hope that helps and thank you for your comments and stopping by.