Friday, 23 November 2012

Wonderful Fan... and I'm a Fan!

... of Jennifer Williams' patterns (sorry for the silly pun, I couldn't help myself).

From the beginning, I had noticed a lovely little fan on her home page that wasn't appearing in her list of patterns.  I contacted Jennifer and she very kindly provided me with the pattern.

Tatted in Lizbeth 20 (660-Country Turquoise Light)

Isn't it pretty?

I think I would call this a slightly challenging pattern.  There are no difficult techniques involved but it needs concentration and some dexterity to be able to tat with things getting in the way.  When you make the first row of long chains for example, they curl in an unhelpful fashion so that when it comes time to make the second row, you have to make sure to get the criss-crossing right and that all your chains are lying correctly.  I did get the criss-crossing wrong the first time around and ended up starting over again.  You also have to place all the beads for the fan sticks (10 of them) onto the thread and hold them in place with paperclips until you are ready to make the last ring at the bottom that joins them all together.

My long chains aren't perfectly consistent and hence there are slight variations in length which bother me a little but apart from that, I'm pretty happy with this piece of tatting.

Thank you Jennifer Williams!

Best wishes,


  1. Oh my! That's stunning! Wow! It looks like it would make a beautiful brooch!

  2. I'm a fan of your fan! It's beautiful. Looks tricky to tat, but you've done a great job.

  3. It is very pretty! I noticed it right away, and I couldn't find the pattern either. Of course, I'm kind of stuck on snowflakes right now, so I suppose I can wait for a while to tat a fan. :-)

  4. Your fan is absolutely stunning!!! :)

  5. That is an amazing fan Jennifer is a very good designer.
    I love those paper clips, they are cute!

  6. The fan is so very pretty. Love it.

  7. Il est vraiment magnifique!!! Je l'avais remarqué mais si vous dites qu'il a été difficile pour vous alors il n'est pas pour moi....

  8. What a lovely fan! It's so delicate.

  9. Bravo ! Il est vraiment superbe !!

  10. Phenomenal fan! That is SO pretty!

    I’m betting those little D-clips came from the music/piano shop…

    Fox ; ))

  11. You are 100% correct, your fan is very pretty! I really like beads and tatting together and your color choices work great together. Pretty!


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