August 12, 2009
I love fans
The kind that move a breeze, that is! I am a sucker for fan patterns and am likely to buy them whenever I see one. Once upon a time I tatted a mini fan in a variegated black and grey thread. This was before I learned how to hide the ends while I’m tatting, so this little piece is absolutely hidden beneath all the thread ends that need to be darned in. Needless to say that thing is lying in a drawer! Also, the best advice I ever received was to buy the fansticks first and make sure the pattern you choose fits the sticks instead of spending HOURS making the lace and not finding sticks to fit it. I had started the ‘s Gravenmoerse fan pattern that I bought last summer, but I was unhappy with the start and decided to cut it off and start over.
In the display room of the IOLI convention, there were many beautiful fans to look at.