Thursday, March 28, 2013


     This pin is one of  Roma Stepnaya patterns called, "Coral Pin."  I didn't have the coral beads so I made it in Lizbeth, size 40, blue river everglades.  I'm not fond of the Ankars method because the beads get sewn on after the tatting is done.  I prefer to add the beads as I tatting.  The pin is also suppose to hang the other way.  I didn't have a pin backing, short enough so I hung it from the bow pin.  I'm very happy with the way it hangs.  This is one I need to practice on.  Thanks to Nina, for translating this book.  I don't read Russian thankfully the patterns were well diagramed.