Thursday, July 3, 2014

tatting!


I couldn't resist learning something completely different - and portable!
I'm rubbish at knitting, never been interested in crochet ... so shuttle tatting it is ;)

First baby steps (well, just a chain):


I originally wanted to do bobbin lace after seeing this AMAZING short film (which I originally watched for the weaving, but was mesmerised by the bobbins!):



I saw Rebecca Mezoff talking about tatting on her blog, and wondered if that might be a nice compromise, especially when I was fortuitously sent an email from Craftsy with their tatting class included!  Guess it was meant to be ;)

So I'll keep you up to date with how I go!!  Nothing like piling on the hobbies, heh :P
Who knows, I may learn how to design bat and skull jewellery one day!


7 comments:

  1. Hi Michelle, of course you need to learn a new skill!! I often wonder if the word tatty comes from tatting. It has always put me off. I saw some tatting recently at a quilt and craft show and the work was lovely - but it looked time-consuming and fiddly. I can do that with my tapestry weaving, especially the time-consuming bit, I try not to do fiddly designs, not always successfully. Good luck with the new skill.

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    1. Hey Mary - you are the queen of trying new things!!! :D
      Tatting *is* time consuming and fiddly ... and that's what I'm attracted to! I'm a glutton for punishment ;)

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  2. It's great to see another fellow tatter! I started learning a couple years ago-- roughly the same time I started my blog really! But as I continued learning, I started learning about needle tatting, which let me tell ya, is far easier to grasp and get used to than shuttle tatting, heheh.

    Which brings me to your other point; one can never have enough hobbies, learning something new is fun and spices up your life ;)

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    1. Oh, I didn't realise you do tatting as well!! Yay, will go and stalk your blog ;)

      The shuttles are what attracted me to tatting in the first place!! (I'm a weaver, after all :P) I have heard that needle tatting is good if you know how to crochet - I don't, so I'm sure it's all hard to me :P

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    2. I haven't posted anything tatting related in a while, heh.
      I can't crochet, but it's on my list of things to eventually master!

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  3. Wow, you are so multi-talented! :)

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    1. No Laura .... I'm TENACIOUS!!! :P
      But thanks anyway ;) xx

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