I love to tat and have been for 29 years. I love making the lace and teaching how to do it. I have a tatting blog called "TattingChic". Go ahead and click on the link for it if you are interested in checking it out. I love visitors to my tatting blog!
Where did you learn your textile skills?
I learned the basic double stitch and ring (tatting) from my Mother when I was a teenager. The rest I learned from books and then in the late 90's to now I've learned more advanced skills online!
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I also love to cross stitch, embroidery, crewel, crochet and knit and I've enjoyed doing some beading. I also enjoy scrapbooking, cake decorating, hiking, mountain biking, and the guitar. Someone once told me "You have too many hobbies!" I disagree...LOL! I don't have near enough! I also love to make handmade cards and write short stories and poetry. I love to learn new things. I also love meeting new people.
Thanks for the comment on my tatting shuttle. They are a joy to make. Hope you are doing well. Since my big move I haven't been keeping up with all my wonderful blog friends. Hope to get on a routine again soon. Take care.
Thank you for the good wishes, TattingChic. I can't believe you haven't tatted an Iris doiley! I look forward to seeing one fly off your shuttles in 2010, perhaps?
Fascinating reading, your post about the Lydia Pinkham shuttles, I am guessing she was the inspiration behind the song "Lily the Pink" sung by the Scaffold in the sixties? (If you remember back then, LOL)
Hi and Happy New Year! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, too! It's so nice to "see" familiar faces here. Broke fingers on my right hand a couple of weeks ago and just counting the days until I can pick up my shuttle again. I have already tried, but it doesn't work too well. 3 DS in 10 minutes really breaks the rhythm of the work LOL!!
Typing is interesting, too. At least I don't lose my train of thought too much.