Sunday, March 27, 2016

Lil bits

Wow I cant believe it has been so long since I have posted anything. This last week has been a complete blur. Time has just been slipping away and not in a good way. I have been busy working on Easter ornaments to send to my family and I have also been practicing shuttle. Wow the learning curve on a shuttle is so much more intense than needle tatting is. I am finally getting the hang of the flip a bit better. I came to the conclusion that I may never understand the how or the why it works I guess I may just have to trust that it does and be content with that. I am still super slow at it but I am guessing that speed will come with time. So far I have just been working on rings and chains. I have been looking for a good pattern to do as my first motif but I haven't really found anything.


Friday I had the greatest pleasure of meeting with one of the local tatters in my area. I ran across her web site while surfing around and reached out to her via email when I noticed she lived pretty close to me. We emailed back and forth a few times and then she invited me to meet with her and a group of ladies that get together once a week to knit. It was very nice to meet her and hear her stories of the tatting community. She has been tatting for a very long time and knows several of the "brand names" in the tatting community. Hopefully I will get to go to their next meeting so I can learn more.The good news is she said I am doing ok with my tatting so I guess I better just keep slowly plugging along!

5 comments:

  1. Looks to me like you are doing well in your shuttle learning!!! :)
    Here is a suggestion for a first project...
    http://web.archive.org/web/20031119021844/http://www.celtess.net/Tatting/Amusement.html

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement! I really like your link suggestion I will seriously consider doing this project.

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  2. Looks like you are doing very well learning to shuttle tat. When I was learning, I did very simple edging patterns for months - by the time you have edged many of your towels, a pair of pillowcases, your sheet (to match the pillowcases), and put edging around the sleeves and neck edges of most of your t-shirts and blouses, you will have made huge progress in 'speed,' tension of your work, and general 'evenness,' not to mention you will feel very much at home with rings and chains. ;-) When I learned to tat, there weren't many pattern options available, and no Internet to order pattern books or thread. You used what you could get, which was very limited. Wonderful to be tatting now, when you can find anything you want online if it's not available locally. :-) Keep at it. it's looking fantastic.
    StephanieW

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    1. I am very thankful I have so many resources to draw from and a special shout out goes to all the tatters out there that take the time to post on web sites blogs and youtube! Thanks for the smile about edging around all my things...may have to include the hubby's t-shirts as well heheh! Thanks so much for the complement as well.

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