Monday, February 2, 2009

Like I don't have enough "projects"!!

When I was at the craft show, I spotted this little book on Tatting. Actually it is 8 1/2 x 11 inches, but it only has 28 pages. I found this is a great book to teach yourself tatting. It came as a kit, with a packet of 4 different tatting needles. (Tatting needles are blunt like tapestry needles, but these needles are 5 inches long, and are the same thickness from the point to the eye.) I guess there are a couple different types of tatting, this is Needle Tatting. I made a couple practice rings and then during Superbowl I made the little orange piece laying on the book.


The little thing I made will be a bookmark, I need to string a ribbon down through the center where the needle is. Below my bookmark is the package of needles and threader that came with the book.
This is an up-close view of my tatting. My rings are not all the same size, and the loops are not even either, but I'm pretty pleased with this first piece. It measures about 1 inch wide, and 2 1/2 inches long. It did get faster to make as I made more rings. But can you imaging having to make this if you wanted a little bit of lace at the neck of your dress??
On another note, as I was logging in, I noticed that this is blog number 99! That means my next blog is number 100! Seems to me that is a milestone that needs to be celebrated! So to celebrate, I will have a give-away. I'm not sure what it will be yet, but I hope you will like it, and want to enter into the drawing. Hmm, Fabric... ohhh, CHOCOLATE! Quilty stuff?? Maybe I can find a neat book? Hmmmm!
Hugs!

9 comments:

Brenda said...

You have done a great job on tatting. It is so tiny and dainty, you definetely have to have patience for this type of project. I hope that you enjoy learning and creating all types of things.

Congrats on the 100! Doesn't it feel great knowing you have documented 100 times on the crafts and activities that have taken place. I would love to be signed up for your giveaway.

Thanks for the wonderful postcard also. It is beautiful. You are one talented artist!

TattingChic said...

Did someone say TATTING??? Did someone say GIVEAWAY! I'm here! LOL! Nice to "meet" another tatter! :)

Tattycat said...

I can't believe you picked up that little book and just instantly taught yourself to tat. Congratulations and welcome to another tatter! The more the merrier. Come give us a visit.

Rhonda said...

Hi there. Just a note to let you know that you're in the "hat".

sewkalico said...

Wow, I'm impressed. Your tatting looks so pretty and I'm sure you will be able to decorate so many things with it.

dabooklady said...

oh how pretty....thank you for the lovely PC ...sad to say I did not get any made this last month...but yours is a gem!!

TattingChic said...

Hi Vicki! Thank you for visiting my blog. To answer your question about where to find beginning tatting patterns; there are lots of free tatting patterns on line. I'll bet if you google "beginning tatting patterns" you will come up with a wealth of them. Also, there is eTatters and it is a social networking site that is free to join. The badge is on my right sidebar. Just click on that and off you'll go! Thanks for stopping by! If you do go to eTatters be sure and say Hello!

Marie said...

Hey There, YOur multi talented. My mom used to tat alot and I thought it was so beautiful. I have all her shuttles and some of her pretty thread(which is rotten I am sure )Keep up the beautiful work. Hugs Marie Oh yes Congrats on the 100th.

♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

I have always thought knowing how to tat would be wonderful. Your work looks beautiful to me.