'I Spy'..... butterflies, flowers, leaves, a dog, a green turtle, a rabbit and a little white cat.
The Complete Book of Tatting by Rebecca Jones. I did not realize until writing this post today, this book is considered the 'bible' of tatting. The author explains different tatting methods and includes many patterns. It's also a good idea to have someone to guide you when learning tatting, as there is a little trick to flipping the knot. I was fortunate that an elderly neighbor took the time to teach me..... a LOT of time to teach me!!! There was simple joy in spending time with her as she was housebound caring for her ailing husband, so we all visited together while she patiently helped me flip my knot(s). Most of my tatting was done in the early 2000's and I hope to pick up a shuttle again soon.
What a lovely, colorful bunch of tatted doodles! The mind races when thinking what one could do with them. I'm eager to see the quilt you're going to use them on.ReplyDelete
I don't think there are very many people who know how to tat these days. It's a dying art for sure, but looks as if we can count on you to keep it alive and well. Has Carolina Girl expressed any interest in learning how to do it? Gotta keep the talent going!
You are right in that there doesn't seem too many people 'round who seem to know how to tat. That's a good question about Carolina Girl because actually she has never expressed any interest in tatting. Maybe when she gets older she might. Gosh, I'm really glad you brought up this point, as I really should try to teach her, as she might never know anyone else. She does knit and crochet beautifully. Thanks so much Mama Pea for giving me something to think about.Delete
I self taught myself how to tat twenty years ago then left off after five or six years of making lace. Recently, I've picked it back up and I am astonished at how much is available now. I'm using doodles to learn the new techniques so I appreciate bloggers like you who share them. Thanks!ReplyDelete