"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Don't you just hate it...

I was on the very last chain, and determined to finger tat it to the end. But since that chain also carries a floating ring, there was simply no way. There just wasn't enough thread.

I also didn't want to add on a new thread at this point. Hiding that many ends so close together never looks right. Only one thing to do, when you're going for perfection. Rewind the shuttles, using more thread this time, and start over.

Not a very good photo, but this is only the start of the project. I'll get good scans when it's finished.

It's from the Stawasz book, if you're wondering.


  1. I know what you mean! Lovely pattern and beautifully tatted.

  2. It's a total pain when that happens, looking very nice so far, I am wondering which pattern from his book, I will wait and see as you do more.