Tuesday, 15 April 2008


Dear tatting friends,
I have returned from Denmark yesterday and I will show you some photos from this marvellous time I spent there hosted in Inga Madsen's house. Here we are on front of the entrance to Ingas house.

Here some pictures from the computer class, where I taught to make tatting diagrams on the Adobe Illustrator program.

In the middle of the week we were invited to Lis Christiansen and Lene Borns house in Nakskov. This is a nice place on the seeside.

Here we are in front of Lis' house and later in the afternoon in front of Lenes house. Here in four we eat half of this big and tasteful applecake with whiped cream on it.

On the weekend we were in Tommerup for the annual meeting of the Danish Tatting Ring, with exhibitions and workshop. At the workshop I taught one of my earrings.

And here Inga and me tatting in the train. I'm also trying to read something in danish. We are with the train on a bridge over the see.

Boxes Inga and me made together and decorated with some of the squares of the "Tatting togehter square motifs" book.


Unknown said...

Denmark looks like a lovely place to visit. Thank you for all the pics. I am so happy to see so many tatters there. The boxes with tatting on them are beautiful.

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

Hi Iris. I enjoyed reading your updated blog. Glad the book will be available here in the USA soon. I know alot of people loved my tatted jewelry when looking at it at Hector, New YOrk. I also loved the picture of the tatting display. I am also intrigued by the big blue doily. What do you know about it? Like who made it and where the pattern came from. That is if you know.
Denmark looks wonderful. Was it terribly cold being so far north?

Ridgewoman said...

Dear Iris! I always look at photos of Denmark with much anticipation. I like to see my Grandfather's country of origin. Thank you for the variety of photos.
It is wonderful to see such a 'serious' group of tatters. I am always teased because I look serious when I concentrate and people often do not understand that one does not smile all of the time!
LOL You are so fortunate to be able to travel -
BJ in NM

Tatskool said...

I enjoyed your photos so much, thank you for showing them.

What an enthusiastic group of tatters and what a beautiful display of tatting.

You are so gifted.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Dear Iris, It looks like you had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Susanne said...

Oh Iris I am so happy you had a nice trip to my country and after seeing the pictures I am even more sorry that there was no room for me at your seminar. So please, I hope you'll be back again someday so I can attend too. And I am absolutely sure that everyone here enjoyed your visit tremendously.
ROFLOL, Sherry you make it sound like it is the Arctic up here and that polar bears are running around the streets. I actually know that it is much colder in winter where you are living than here, lol.
It is so awesome that so far I have not been able to find a lot of tatters here where I live, and then suddenly it shows that two of the tatters here have Danish roots. The world definitely is a small place after all.

Gina said...

What a wonderful trip and the people you got to meet! I'm envious!

:-) Gina

Iris Niebach said...

Thank you so much for your comments. Denmark is a bit colder than Italy, but the sea makes the climat milder than we would suppose for this northern country. The blue doily, I think, is an old dutch pattern, but I'm not sure, I will try to know more about.

Unknown said...

It is interesting to see the square designs done in different threads. I have promised myself to do every one...eventually!
And put faces to some of the names in the book, thank you.