Tatted Cat © Rebecca Jones 1985
tatted by Wanda Salmans
I was visiting an aunt this week and noticed this kitty on her side table among other pictures and nick-knacks. I had completely forgotten about making this until I saw it again.
When I saw it I was trying to remember where I had found the pattern and when I had done it. I had to do some thinking about how old it might be before I could think of the book. Amazingly I guessed right the first time and pulled out the right book the first try. The pattern is found in ‘The Complete Book of Tatting’ by Rebecca Jones. I checked the published date to give me a clue of when I might have tatted it. My copy of the book has “reprinted 1992 & 1994”. I’m pretty sure I tatted this about 1995 and gifted it for birthday or Christmas the same year.
I’m guessing the thread is DMC pearl cotton size 8 because, at the time, there weren’t many other threads in pretty colors that I could find. I didn’t take a lot of time to look at it closely when I was at the aunts’ house or I could be more sure. It is mounted on light blue material in a wooden frame without glass. It’s almost hard to believe I made it 20 years ago!
This is a favorite aunt that I spent many hours with growing up and once I knew how to tat she was the lucky recipient of quite a bit of tatting. In those days I didn’t take pictures or write down what I made or where it went. This is one of the reasons I started blogging, to keep track of all that!
It gives me a little warm and fuzzy feeling to see that she has kept it all these years and still has it out to enjoy.
“The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.”