Jane’s bokmärke – Jane’s bookmark

Ibland blir det inte som man tänkt sig. Jag fick syn på ett mönster på ett frivolitetskors som jag inte sett förut, av Jane McLellan och bearbetat av Grace Tan. Det såg hyfsat enkelt ut, tyckte jag. Men inte…

Sometimes things just doesn’t work out as intended. I found this tatted cross pattern that was new to me, a design by Jane McLellan adapted by Grace Tan. It looked easy enough I thought, but… 

Det görs i två delar, först den vänstra sidan och sedan den högra. Jag gjorde den högra först, och det hade ju inte gjort så mycket om jag inte hade satt ihop delarna fel. Det blev inget kors, det blev en pil! Men istället för att lägga arbetet på (den stora) högen av misslyckade frivolitetsförsök, omvandlade jag det till ett bokmärke istället:

It is done in two parts, first the left and then the right. I did the right first, and that might have been OK had I not attached them together all wrong. It didn’t form a cross but an arrow! But instead of adding it to (the big) pile of failed tatting attempts, I made it into a bookmark instead:


Men skam den som ger sig, det var bara att försöka igen. Den här gången gick det bättre, men efter att delarna satts ihop tog tråden slut, och inspirationen också. Den räckte bara till att slutföra det här som ett bokmärke i kvadrat istället för som ett kors. Jag bara hatar att fästa trådar mitt i ett arbete! Så jag får försöka en tredje gång, men det tar nog ett tag…

But shame on she who gives up, there was nothing to do but to try again. This time with better luck, but after the parts were attached I ran out of thread, and inspiration with it. I only had so much left that I finished the bookmark as a square instead of a cross. I just hate to weave in ends in the middle of a work! So now I have to try again, but I think it will take a while…

Tatted bookmark by Annie's Granny - Design by Jane McLellan adapted by Grace Tan

Boken? Det är “Om skönhet” av Umberto Eco.

The book? It is “History of beauty” by Umberto Eco.


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2 Responses to Jane’s bokmärke – Jane’s bookmark

  1. muskaan says:

    Oh, but they Both have turned out so well ! I love the shapes that have been created and they work so well as bookmarks. Can you see their potential as repeatable motifs on a larger project (with a few picots thrown in of course) ?!
    This has turned out to be quite a versatile and adaptable pattern 🙂
    Lovely tatting.

    • Anita says:

      Thank you very much! Not knowing what the pattern is actually supposed to look like, the result is not too bad. I have so many failed projects lying around, so I am quite pleased with the idea to transform these into bookmarks instead of adding to the pile! 🙂

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