Hye-oon Lee has published her second book, Lovely Tatting: Doilies for Fall and Winter. IMO, it’s even better than the first book – and I loved the first one! Here, she shares with us the reasoning behind one of the prettiest patterns in the new book, “Serafina”:
One Christmas, my daughter and I went to see The Nutcracker. She wanted to see it for such a long time, and we finally got to see it that year. It was a magical sight to see the ballerinas dancing across the stage in their beautiful tutus and pointe shoes. While developing the Serafina motif and doilies, I remembered the colors and textures of Maurice Sendak’s production. I used two colors (gray and pink) to clearly show the use of the split ring technique, which I chose to use instead of chains to avoid reversing the work. Every time I look at the Serafina motif and doilies, it’s a pleasant reminder of that Christmas.
The book can be purchased from the Tatting Corner using the following link:
Recently, I was incredibly honored when I received an email from Lyn Morton’s publishing company, asking if I would be interested in having Lyn submit a blog entry for the Designer of the Week program. I couldn’t reply fast enough! The entry below penned by Lyn features her Circle of Life design, from her new book The Art of Tatting Jewelry. (And before you ask, yes, I have requested information on purchasing the book to make it available to you!)
When I was in the Turkish city of Mugla I tripped on a pavement and fell hurting my face quite badly. No sunbathing for the rest of my holiday but a great shady spot near the pool and lots of tatting. Great interest was shown by fellow guests not only in my bruises but what I was making. I made about 20 or so of the Circle of Life patterns while teaching a few of the ladies to tat. Their rewards were the circles we made together. We had lots of laughs and I made some friends; particularly the 4 year old little girl called Daisy who felt it was her duty to come and ask me if I was OK about once every hour. What joy tatting is. It lightens even our darkest hours.