Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Has anyone seen this new postage stamp? I keep thinking it should be tatted! The leaves are perfect for the cluny technique. I suppose the heart could be a bead or a heart charm. And the long curved shapes? Well take a look at the next picture!

This is called "Climbing Plant" and is an example of the node stitch in Tatting Techniques by Elgiva Nicholls. Now this is not Tatting Technique and History by's a different book, not as commonly found. ISBN: 0 263 05907 3

I think this technique would adapt nicely! It's on page 97, plate VI.

Tomorrow night I leave for the Palmetto Tat Day. I'm only registered for classes on Saturday but there are 4 of them so I'll definitely be busy! I'm looking forward to seeing new and old friends. I didn't plan to go this year so this is sort of last minute...and an added expense I wasn't prepared for but it will be fun!

More photos to come!


  1. I haven't seen the heart stamp before. I agree... it would be a beautiful tatted piece! I don't have that Elgiva Nicholls book... I sure wish I did. The climbing plant pattern is intriguing!

  2. That is a great idea about tatting the stamp design. You've got a real eye for seeing possibilities!


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