Friday, 6 March 2009

Tatting, Embroidery and ATCs

Sharon was asking a while back if any one had looked for things that could be improved with the addition of tatting or looked for new ways to showcase tatting? Well I have just come across this picture (on the left) of a friendship square that I made for a friend last autumn. The fabric is hand dyed cotton. After embroidering the daisies I decided it definately needed some tatting around it to finish it off and of course I just had to add beads. The design is approximately 6" high

On the right is an ATC (Artist Trading Card) which I swapped with another embroiderer. The idea behind these is you create a miniature work of art (approximately 2 1/2" x 3 1/2")
in your chosen medium and swap it with a fellow enthusiast. They are swapped between people all over the world. There are whole sites devoted to them as well as yahoo groups but this was a one off we did in the EG forum last summer.


  1. The tatting makes a lovely frame around the embroidered flowers. That ATC is cute, too! :)

  2. Interesting ATC you have done; have read about it before, though I have not tried doing such card nor exchange. You embroidered the daisies too ? A piece of great work!

  3. Hi Jane,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. The top right hand ATC is yours...just email your snail mail address and I will pop it in the post for you. will find me and then I will give you my snail mail addy too. Love your tatting...must have a go at an TIAS...looks like fun :)

  4. Hello! I just came back over to say:

    Hope you stop on by for my 1st Blogoversary/100th post celebration! I'm even having a giveaway! Do come on over! Everyone is invited!!! :)

  5. Jane B,
    Congratulations! You won my giveaway prize! You won the first prize of the book, shuttle, and thread!

  6. Yah! I've won my first giveaway prize at TattingChic's. That has made my day. I will be right over.

  7. Congrats again, Jane! I got your comment in the other post! Look for the email I sent you to the emails address that you provided on your Blogger profile page! If I don't hear back from you later when I get home from work I'll send it to the other addy! :)

  8. aha, I have that ATC, I've been too long away from the EG forum - Thank you Jane