Catching Up

Well, it’s almost June, but I need to back-track a little and send out a huge THANK YOU to all the people that make Shuttlebirds and Camp Wannatat happen.  Both events were amazing as always.  I had a great time teaching at Shuttlebirds and learned a lot as always at Wannatat.  Patti and Tess… special thanks to the two of you for making these events happen every year.  I can’t wait for the next Wannatat in October and Shuttlebirds next April.

In tatting news, I’ve got a lot to get caught up on.  This last week I’ve been really focused on coming up with new variations on the X’s and O’s pattern I taught at Shuttlebirds.  I learn the basic pattern from Janie Wannatata a few years ago and she threw out the idea of linking up multiple rows of it.  Well, here’s my latest variation on that.  In this version I’ve staggered the weave so that this checkerboard look comes out in the pattern.  It’s been a lot of fun to experiment with, but it’s a very dense pattern so it’s very slow going as well.  I’ve just started another version of this with beads.  I’ll show a picture of that once I get a little further along on it.


Staggered Xs and Os


  1. muskaan Said,

    May 30, 2015 @ 4:10 pm

    This is fabulous ! The ‘X’ & ‘O’ come across clearly . Makes a great fabric 🙂
    It looks like multiple rows of Jane McLellan’s Interlocked Chains that she used for her choker & bracelet pattern.

  2. Jessica Said,

    May 31, 2015 @ 10:06 am

    Yup! That’s exactly what it is. I am only interlocking the second layer because I’m too lazy to work with 4 shuttles at once, but it seems strong enough as is. I’ve really been enjoying the pattern.


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