Summer Tatting

Summer is the time for tatting on the move, or out of doors in the back garden or on holiday. Wherever it is, we don't want to pore over a complicated pattern, we want something quick and easy or repetitive like an edging.

If you like tatting snowflakes in the winter, why not tat a suncatcher for the summer? Betty MacKinnon used a favourite motif and tatted several in rainbow colours, plus a butterfly to add to the summer mood. These were then stiffened and made into a mobile. They could be stitched on to Indian gold bangles.

Various motifs in various shapes could be used, all tatted in summery colours. The motif pattern here is from Julia Sanders, and the butterfly is from Rebecca Jones.


These little flowers made by Jean Inglis are ideal for summer tatting! She tells me she tats everywhere, on the bus or train, even while walking to the shops and on the treadmill at the gym! Jean tats lots of flowers and later makes them into cards: they are carefully arranged and stuck on to pots made of Fimo or a window box she has painted herself.

What do other people tat in the Summer? Send us a picture and we will feature it here.
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